Menlo Microsystems, Inc. announced that it has been nominated by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) as a finalist for the GSA’s 2021 ‘Start-Up to Watch’ award. Each year, GSA’s Private Awards Committee nominates the most promising semiconductor companies that have demonstrated unparalleled excellence through their vision, innovation and execution in addressing current and future market opportunities. This year, the prestigious awards will be presented at GSA’s Virtual Awards Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.
“We are honored to be chosen as a finalist for this coveted GSA award recognizing top-performing start-ups pushing the boundaries of technology innovation,” said Russ Garcia, CEO of Menlo Micro. “Our award nomination validates the importance of Menlo Micro’s reinvention of the electronic switch. Our Ideal Switch technology has revolutionized the most fundamental building block used in all electronic systems and is enabling the next true revolution in the electrification of everything as we accelerate the transition to the digital world.”
After more than 40 years of industry attempts by much larger companies, Menlo Micro has delivered the “holy grail” in next generation switching technology, impacting billions of electronic devices by making them smaller, more energy efficient and more reliable. Leveraging advances in materials science and MEMS technology, Menlo Micro’s Ideal Switch is the most important electronic component since the invention of the transistor. The Ideal Switch can handle kilowatts of power while bringing massive 99 percent reductions in size, weight, power consumption and cost to countless products across dozens of industries. These reductions are fundamental to accelerating the transition to the electrification of everything and modernizing an over $100B market for RF and power switching and protection devices in the 21st century.
“The GSA applauds Menlo Micro for its well-deserved nomination as a finalist for the 2021 ‘Start-Up to Watch’ award,” said Jodi Shelton, GSA CEO and co-founder. “Within five years as a fast-growing start-up, Menlo Micro has achieved breakthroughs. This is a game-changing company to watch, and we expect more great things from Menlo Micro in the years ahead.”
GSA’s Private Awards Committee comprises top venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs in the industry. The committee selects nominees for the ‘Start-Up to Watch’ award based on the semiconductor company’s potential to positively change its market through the innovative use of semiconductor technology or a new application for semiconductor technology.