About Synthara

Synthara is a semiconductor AI company working on a new breed of edge-AI chips that eliminate the trade-off between performance and energy efficiency. Its technology is a result of years of interdisciplinary R&D in system architecture, neuroscience and neural networks at the Institute of Neuroinformatics (University of Zürich and ETH Zürich). Synthara's designs are hand-crafted for smart sensor applications whose computational workload is highly dynamic, such as wearables, IoT, and monitoring. The company has concluded an oversubscribed seed funding round and rallied a team of ambitious engineers, investors and ecosystem partners with deep roots in the industry. Synthara’s early adopter program is already seeing interest from a number of market leaders towards a first set of products in 2022.

Press releases

5. June 2024

Synthara Raises Over USD 11M to expand the embedded computing market and enable AI applications

Swiss semiconductor startup Synthara raises USD 5.5m in financing and USD 5.9M in grants to increase compute performance of embedded chips by orders of magnitude. Synthara’s ComputeRAMTM enables general-purpose embedded chips to address a wide variety of AI-rich applications, lowering costs and time to market and creating new opportunities for chipmakers and device makers. The round is led by leading European deep tech investor Vsquared Ventures, with OTB Ventures, Hermann Hauser’
3. December 2020

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Synthara, targeting breakthrough edge-AI chips with participation from a global coalition of investors and R&D partners

Synthara AG, a spin-off from the UZH-ETH Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) in Zurich, has secured seed funding and research partnerships to develop the next generation of adaptive AI processors for edge applications. The seed financing round was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Edge AI chips are a specialized and rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market. Our algorithm-aware chips are designed to deliver up to 500 times better performance for the next generation of smart sen

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26. Sep 2020

Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Senior Investment Manager