January 9-12, 2018
Algodone at CES Las Vegas 2018
Algodone is pleased to participate in the CES Las Vegas. Meet with the team at the Eureka Park - Occitanie booth - n°50241.
To set up a meeting please give us your name and email address and we will get back to you.
Algodone raises funds from CM-CIC Innovation
Following the first capital round in November 2016 from a pool of Business Angel networks (Méliès, Insead BA, Val Angels, Cèdre Participations), the microelectronics endowment fund FOREIS and the co-investment fund Angels Source, Algodone also opens its capital to CM-CIC Innovation, a subsidiary of the Crédit Mutuel CM11 group, to finance its commercial development.
For more information, please read the press release (in French).
Algodone's DRM technology in a 65nm ASIC prototype
After having validated its concept of license based hardware activation on FPGA platforms, Algodone is proud to announce that its R&D team has successfully implemented its DRM technology in a 65nm ASIC prototype, so called LGDN 001, with a full digital design flow from specs to silicon.
The chip contains different flavors of the Algodone IP components with a licensable video processing system and is 100% compliant with the functional and electrical objectives.
LGDN 001 is a real Proof of Concept of the Algodone solution and is now used in an integrated demonstration platform which highlights the benefits of the Algodone technology : from license generation to IP block features activation, with chip discrimination.
We spent 3 months from chip level specs to tapeout, reusing the same RTL code for our IP components as the one used for FPGA targets. We executed the Front End and Back End steps with standard procedures for the ST CMOS 65 nm technology. We used the CMP services for silicon and packaging (PGA 180), developed boards and tested the prototypes with the CNFM tester and a FMC mother board. All tests passed ! We are now highly confident that the Algodone solution can be easily deployed in ASIC projects - said Stéphane Bonniol, R&D Director at Algodone
Our Partnership with Accelize
Accelize is the leader in FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service solutions for the Cloud industry.
The company’s offering evolves around 2 products: QuickStore and QuickPlay.
- QuickStore offers a range of pre-built FPGA accelerators that can be loaded on a variety of FPGA platforms, and hardware libraries (IP Blocks) to create custom accelerators.
- QuickPlay is the platform that enables the quick and easy development of efficient FPGA accelerators without requiring any FPGA expertise.
A cloud demo of GZIP acceleration running on OVH RunAbove FPGA servers is available at www.fpga-as-a-service.com
More about Accelize at www.accelize.com
Algodone is one of the 12 award winners of the first France Tech Transfer Tour organized by Bpifrance, the Commissariat Général à l’Investissement and the SATT network at the HUB Bpifrance on the 1st and 2nd of Febrary 2017.
Algodone is therefore selected to participate in the European Venture Summit on the 4th and 5th of December 2017 in Düsseldorf.
More details in these french articles:
Algodone contributed to the writing of a chapter of the book "Foundations of Hardware IP Protection" by Lilian Bossuet and Lionel Torres.
This book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of hardware intellectual property (IP) security, describing threat models and presenting means of protection.
Available as eBook and hardcover here.
Algodone : a new solution for managing rights on electronic chips
Stemming from the Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier, Algodone has developed a technique enabling to identify and activate IP blocs purchased by microelectonic manufacturers for integrating on their chips. It is an innovative solution for fighting against counterfeiting that completely changes IP vendors' business models.
ALGODONE is pleased to announce that it has completed its first 660 K Euros capital round.
Four Business Angel networks (Cèdre Participation, INSEAD BA, MELIES BA and Val Angels) associated with the co-investment fund Angel Source and the microelectronics endowment fund FOREIS contributed to this capital increase to complete the development of a solution which will revolutionize the business models used in the semiconductor industry.
For more information, please read the press release.
Algodone was selected to be participant to the Montpellier Capital Risque, a major french capital risk event for innovative companies, organized by BPIFrance, the principal national financing structure of french innovation and the Business Innovation Centre of Montpellier(FR): Cap Omega.
Algodone is incorporated in France as a limited company ("société anonyme") on March 27, 2015.
The final of the 15th « Tremplin Entreprises » competition took place on Monday February the 9th at the French Senate. Algodone is one of the seven prize-winners in the category Software and systems. « Tremplin Entreprises » which is co-organized by the French Senate and ESSEC Business School has become a nationally recognized label and an accelerator for business fundraising.
This year, 328 candidature files where received but only 30 startups where selected for the final.
Every year, since 15 years, « Tremplin Entreprises » selects the best projects within 4 categories: Internet and services, Software and systems, Energy, Materials and components and Life sciences.
For more information, please read the press release.
Algodone benefits from a maturation program with AxLR, a technology transfer acceleration company.
The Montpellier-Méditérrannée Metropole and the Languedoc-Roussillon Region (now Occitanie) financially support Algodone SAS since December 2014.
Algodone is a prize-winner at the 16th national competition of innovative business creation in the category creation-development, organized by the french ministry of scientific research and BPIFrance, the main national financing structure of french innovation.
Algodone received the approval of Cap Omega, Montpellier’s Business Innovation Centre. This business supporting structure is internationally recognized. In 2014, it was ranked as the 4th best business incubator in the world by the UBI index which evaluates business incubator performance.
Algodone is supported by Languedoc Roussillon Incubation (french ministry of scientific research, Languedoc Roussillon region and Hérault department).