Sol Chip One of EE Times Silicon 60

Ed. note: Sol Chip appeared on last year’s EE Times Silicon 60 too.

EE Times Silicon 60: 2015’s Startups to Watch

By Peter Clarke

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar

It has been just over a year since EE Times produced a version 15.1 of the Silicon 60. Over that time the global economic situation has moved sideways with the United States enjoying growth but Europe and Japan generally failing to gain momentum. Meanwhile concerns about declining growth in China, which has served as an engine of the global economy, has turned into a downward slides on China’s stock exchanges, which has in turn given rise to volatility in stock indices worldwide.

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The selection of the 60 companies in Silicon 60 v16.1 has been based on consideration of a mix of criteria including: technology, intended market, financial position, investment profile, maturity and executive leadership. They are emerging companies to follow — for a variety of reasons. The names of the companies brought on to the Silicon 60 at this iteration are highlighted in red in the listing on the next pages.
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Sol Chip Ltd. (Haifa, Israel), founded in 2009, has developed a chip scale photovoltaic energy harvester which can provide voltages at between 0.75V and 9V useful for autonomous low-power electronic systems. The PV cell can produce 3.3-milliwatts in full daylight and up to 20-microwatts under office lighting. www.sol-chip.com

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