We are delighted to announce that MixComm Inc. is the latest company to join the Kairos portfolio.
MixComm Inc. is a wireless communications technology company co-founded by Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy of Columbia University’s Engineering School and Frank Lane, formerly Senior Director at Flarion Technologies and Vice-President of Technology for Qualcomm, focused on next-generation wireless technology.
“MixComm is very excited to partner with Kairos Ventures to bring disruptive wireless solutions to market. The demand for wireless data is growing exponentially every year, and Kairos’ investment will accelerate the development of MixComm’s wireless solution, which will be a key enabler for the next wireless revolution.”
– Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, CEO and CTO of MixComm Inc.
MixComm Inc., based in Chatham, N.J., is a fabless semiconductor company developing transformative solutions for emerging wireless applications and markets. MixComm was founded in 2017 based on breakthroughs from Prof. Krishnaswamy’s CoSMIC lab at Columbia University. The founding team has a proven track record in RFIC research and development and in commercializing cutting-edge RF silicon at both startup and large semiconductor companies.
Wireless technology is used for communications in smartphones, laptop computers, Wi-Fi routers, smart TVs, game consoles, and virtual-reality headsets and for radar systems in vehicles and defense electronics. The market for wireless devices is enormous, ranging in the tens of billions of units. MixComm’s development solves one of the major stumbling blocks that have limited the throughput of wireless technology and paves the way for the reliable transmission of orders of magnitude more data at higher data rates and with manageable power requirements. The company is working with chip foundries and expects to have prototype chipsets and modules ready for insertion into vendor devices in 2018.
With the funding provided by Kairos, MixComm will further develop next-generation wireless technology. As part of the investment, Travis Blake will be joining the MixComm Board. “MixComm is very excited to partner with Kairos Ventures to bring disruptive wireless solutions to market,” said said Dr. Krishnaswamy, CEO and CTO of MixComm. “The demand for wireless data is growing exponentially every year, and Kairos’ investment will accelerate the development of MixComm’s wireless solution, which will be a key enabler for the next wireless revolution.”
We are thrilled about our investment in MixComm and welcome them to the extended Kairos Ventures family!