Astrapi Corporation Named to the 2016 EE Times Silicon 60

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Astrapi is listed as one of the prestigious 60 “Emerging Companies to Watch”

The EE Times has named Astrapi Corporation as one of sixty “Emerging Companies to Watch”. Astrapi was one of twenty-five new companies added to the 2016 Silicon 60 list. Inclusion to the esteemed list is built around a company’s technology, target market, financial position, general investment profile, maturity and leadership. The Silicon 60 list was first published in 2004.

Astrapi currently has over forty patents, issued, pending, filed provisionally and covered under the international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) among ten distinct patent families. Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation technology provides a firm theoretical basis for transmitting communication signals using a non-stationary spectrum. Classical channel capacity theory implicitly assumes that signals have a spectrum which is stationary over a particular evaluation period. By challenging this assumption, Astrapi opens the door to much higher spectral efficiencies than were previously thought possible. It also has potential applications in other areas including interference rejection and secure communications.

“Being named to the Silicon 60 is a pleasant surprise and significant milestone”, said Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Astrapi Founder and CEO. “Astrapi is working on some foundational technology that addresses core assumptions to communications theory. It’s exciting for the EE Times to recognize the promise of spiral modulation.”

ABOUT Astrapi Corporation
Astrapi is the pioneer of spiral-based signal modulation, which opens an unexplored area for innovation at the core of telecommunications. Based on a generalization of Euler’s formula, the foundational mathematics for telecom, Astrapi provides fundamentally new ways to design the symbol waveforms used to encode digital transmissions. By applying new mathematics to signal modulation, Astrapi is able to improve the trade-off between the four fundamental parameters in telecommunications: bandwidth, signal power, data throughput, and error rate. The resulting efficiency translates into higher spectral performance with more bits available at a lower cost. Astrapi’s R&D is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

EE Times and its growing network of websites is your online and face-to-face connection to the global electronics community. With an expanding base of expert contributors, guided by award-winning editors, community leaders and journalists, and working off a platform designed for rapid interaction and social engagement across the electronics industry, EE Times' singular mission is to serve as your guide to what's really important in the global electronics industry — and what we need to do about it. EE Times has covered the electronics industry since 1972.

ABOUT Silicon 60 Emerging Companies to Watch
The selection of the 60 companies in Silicon 60 v17.1 is based on the consideration of a mix of criteria including: technology, intended market, financial position and investment profile, maturity and executive leadership. They are emerging companies to follow — for a variety of reasons.

EE Times has selected 25 startup companies to come on to version 17.1 of its list of 60 firms that we feel are worth keeping an eye on. Some are more mature than others and may be lucky enough to start seeing the market coming towards them.

EE Times has been updating and publishing the Silicon 60 since April 2004 to reflect the latest corporate, commercial, technology and market conditions. The latest batch of newcomers include companies active in materials, MEMS sensors and actuators, displays, machine learning, networking, EDA, image sensing, wireless power, open-hardware and memory.

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