Celestial AI

Celestial AI: One Of The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startups Of 2024


Celestial AI named as on of the key challengers to Nvidia’s AI computing dominance or tofind other areas ripe for disruption in the semiconductor industry.

Celestial AI

Top Executive: David Lazovsky, Founder and CEO

Celestial AI says it’s paving the way for advancements in AI computing by overcoming latency and bandwidth bottlenecks with its Photonic Fabric optical interconnect technology.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup in March announced it had raised a “highly oversubscribed” $175 million Series C funding round that was led by the U.S. Innovative Technology Fund and backed by several other investors, including the venture arms of AMD, Samsung as well as Volkswagen Group’s holding company, Porsche SE.

That same month, the silicon photonics startup said hyperscaler firms—the world’s largest consumers of data center infrastructure—and semiconductor companies are “now designing in the Photonic Fabric optical chiplets as an initial phase of technology adoption.” This integration of optical chiplets within multi-chip packages, increasingly becoming the norm in high-performance processors, could enable up to 25 times better off-package bandwidth compared to “other state-of-the-art technologies,” according to Celestial AI.

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