ECE Faculty Companies
ECE has a long and successful history of start-up company activity through the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a nationally recognized science and technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful businesses. VentureLab, a one-stop center for technology commercialization, assists faculty in evaluating the commercial value of invention disclosures and in determining whether to license the technology to industry or to begin a start-up company.
- Asankya Networks: Asankya Networks provides intelligent networking
solutions that optimize the performance and security of real-time traffic on multi-site wide area
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer: Raghupathy Sivakumar
- Axion Biosystems: Axion Biosystems has developed the next generation multi-electrode array (MEA) technology to
provide unprecedented access to cellular information at a reasonable cost.
Board of Directors: Mark G. Allen
- GTronix: GTronix
is developing analog integrated circuits for ultra-low power, small
size and cost-effective implementations in portable consumer electronics.
Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer, and Board Member: Jennifer O. Hasler
Qualtré is a fabless
semiconductor company developing integrated all-axis motion
sensors for consumer electronics.
Co-Founder and CTO: Farrokh Ayazi
- VQLink: VQLink
provider of solutions for the measurement and enhancement of
quality in cable, telco, Internet, and mobile distribution
Nikil Jayant, Co-Founder and Interim CEO
- Whisper Communications: The technologies developed at Whisper Communications prevents eavesdroppers from collecting any information in the wireless/mobile payment point-of transaction.
Co-Founder: Steve W. McLaughlin
ATDC Graduate Companies
An ATDC company is designated as a "graduate" when it has reached over $1 million of growing revenue, has become a value acquisition, has raised significant venture funding, or has received clearance to begin trials with the Food and Drug Administration. Seven companies started by ECE faculty members have reached graduate status.
- ASPI Digital (acquired by Polycom,
2001): ASPI Digital was established
in 1981 and produced hardware and software tools for DSP algorithm development
and multimedia on high-speed microprocessors.
Co-Founders: Thomas P. Barnwell, Russell M. Mersereau, and Ronald W. Schafer
- CardioMEMS: CardioMEMS
uses microelectromechanical (MEMS) and wireless (RF) technology to create
breakthrough devices for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer: Mark G. Allen
- EGT: EGT
manufactures digital video signal processing equipment for television distribution
over cable, satellite, and IP networks.
Chief Science Officer: Nikil Jayant
- Innovolt: Innovolt
products provide complete, dependable, and reliable electrical protection
against current and voltage surges.
Chair, CTO, and Co-Founder: Deepak Divan
- Lancope: Lancope
Inc. provides next-generation network integrity solutions that deliver
behavior-based threat defense, policy enforcement, and insightful network
Founder: John A. Copeland
- Nexidia: Nexidia
produces scalable enterprise speech intelligence software for audio
mining and speech analytics.
Co-Founder and Board Member: Mark A. Clements
- Suniva: Suniva
is focused on the development, manufacturing, and delivery of low-cost,
high-efficiency silicon solar cells for clean power generation.
Founder and CTO: Ajeet Rohatgi
Last revised on March 8, 2013.