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Founded Year

1996

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$67.3M

About Sonics

Sonics is a developer of technologies and solutions for semiconductor design. Its software design tool and communications management protocol allow for "plug and play" integration of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) cores into system-on-chip (SOC) designs.

Headquarters Location

2570 North First St. Suite 100

San Jose, California, 95131,

United States

408-457-2800

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Research containing Sonics

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Sonics in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Dec 16, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Sonics

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Sonics is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Semiconductors, Chips, and Advanced Electronics.

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Semiconductors, Chips, and Advanced Electronics

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Companies in the semiconductors & HPC space, including integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), fabless firms, semiconductor production equipment manufacturers, electronic design automation (EDA), advanced semiconductor material companies, and more

Sonics Patents

Sonics has filed 61 patents.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

11/14/2018

1/25/2022

Clock signal, ARM architecture, Instruction set architectures, Video cards, Microprocessors

Grant

Application Date

11/14/2018

Grant Date

1/25/2022

Title

Related Topics

Clock signal, ARM architecture, Instruction set architectures, Video cards, Microprocessors

Status

Grant

Latest Sonics News

Facebook said to have bought Sonics

Mar 14, 2019

Facebook is said to have acquired the 22 year-old Silicon Valley SoC IP company Sonics as part of its efforts to build a chip design team. Last year Facebook’s chief AI scientist Yann LeCun said that Facebook needed ICs which could analyse live video and take it down while it was still streaming if it was offensive. Using existing technology to do that would require, said LeCun: “A huge amount of compute power,” requiring large amounts of energy. Sonics specialises in energy efficient IP for power management and on-chip networking functions . Facebook is under political pressure to take down offensive content. It came under more pressure when it was revealed it was paying very low salaries, in very poor working conditions, to those who do the monitoring of content. Neither Facebook or Sonics is confirming or denying the deal. Recommended Articles

Sonics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Sonics founded?

    Sonics was founded in 1996.

  • Where is Sonics's headquarters?

    Sonics's headquarters is located at 2570 North First St., San Jose.

  • What is Sonics's latest funding round?

    Sonics's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Sonics raise?

    Sonics raised a total of $67.3M.

  • Who are the investors of Sonics?

    Investors of Sonics include Meta, Easton Capital, Smart Technology Ventures, Pacesetter Capital Group, TL Ventures and 17 more.

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