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. 

E-System Design

E-System Design develops CAD tools for achieving signal and power integrity in integrated 3D micro and nano-systems. The line of products include Sphinx DC for DC analysis of packages and printed circuit boards; Sphinx for Signoff for High Frequency Analysis; and most recently, Sphinx 3D Path Finder for early electrical analysis of IC Stacks, interposers, and packages.
Madhavan Swaminathan, Founder and CTO


Qualtré is a fabless semiconductor company developing integrated all-axis motion sensors for consumer electronics. 
Farrokh Ayazi, Co-Founder and CTO


VQLink is a provider of solutions for the measurement and enhancement of video quality in cable, telco, Internet, and mobile distribution networks.
Nikil Jayant, Co-Founder and Interim CEO


Zyrobotics, LLC is an inclusive technology company that develops assistive technologies to address the diverse needs of children with differing abilities. Zyrobotics creates personalized technologies to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs in the age range of 3- to 12-years old. Zyrobotics’ first product offerings include switch-to-tablet interactive toys, interactive robots, and a suite of switch-accessible apps that are specially designed for therapy and education.
Ayanna Howard, Founder and CTO

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. Ten companies started by ECE faculty members have reached graduate status.

Asankya (acquired by EMC)

Asankya offered a revolutionary approach to optimizing application performance on wide-area networks (WAN). Using a breakthrough technique for transporting packets over multiple network paths, it improved application performance over the Internet or in combination with private networks. The products were built upon patented technology developed at Georgia Tech. 
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer: Raghupathy Sivakumar

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. BarnwellRussell M. Mersereau, and Ronald W. Schafer

EGT (acquired by ARRIS)

EGT manufactured digital video signal processing equipment for television distribution over cable, satellite, and IP networks.
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer: Nikil Jayant

GTronix (acquired by National Semiconductor/Texas Instruments)

GTronix developed 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


Innovolt products provide complete, dependable, and reliable electrical protection against current and voltage surges. 
Chair, CTO, and Co-Founder: Deepak Divan

Lancope (acquired by Cisco)

Lancope Inc. provides next-generation network integrity solutions that deliver behavior-based threat defense, policy enforcement, and insightful network intelligence. 
Founder: John A. Copeland


Nexidia produces scalable enterprise speech intelligence software for audio mining and speech analytics. 
Co-Founder and Board Member: Mark A. Clements

StarMobile, Inc. (acquired by PowWow Mobile)

StarMobile is a disruptive, cloud-based solution that delivers enterprise mobility at a fraction of the cost and time of any other approach. Global 2000 companies use StarMobile to dynamically transform any packaged on-premise or cloud-based application, or custom-built system, into a mobile application.
Raghupathy Sivakumar, Founder and CTO


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 July 12, 2017