The past year has been an exciting one for UltraSoC. We’ve made significant progress in customer acquisition. We were honored that NSITEXE (part of the DENSO Group, the global automotive components manufacturer) featured us as part of their ecosystem at the recent Japan Automotive World event, reflecting the value we bring to the automotive safety and security arena. Similarly, Microchip announced details of its PolarFire products and how we are helping their customers with development tools – look for more details on this at the upcoming Embedded World conference and exhibition in Nuremberg.

Many of the biggest players in technology are now using UltraSoC. Naturally (though frustratingly!) some of these are working under non-disclosure, but we’re very grateful to our publicly-announced partners and customers, including names like Intel, Seagate and Western Digital.

Of course, growth is all about people. In 2019 we expanded our Cambridge HQ, moved to new, larger premises in Bristol, UK, and opened new offices in Warsaw, Poland; Taipei, Taiwan; and San Jose, USA. That growth will continue in 2020 as we continue to develop solutions for data visualization, in-life performance optimization, and cybersecurity: we’re looking for data scientists and hardware and software engineers to help develop new products; and expanding our team of application engineers to make sure we better serve our customers in all regions. Check out our careers page for more details.

As we move into 2020, I foresee an even faster pace of development. We’ll continue to drive our on-chip analytics technology into markets such as automotive and artificial intelligence. The behavioral information we can gather from within an SoC has far-reaching uses: our customers are looking to make datacenter operations more efficient; to implement forensic recording facilities in safety-critical systems; to detect, understand and protect against cyber attacks, at hardware speed; to implement preventive maintenance strategies that improve customer experience and reduce product recalls; and of course, to speed development projects by taking a system-level approach to SoC design.

As in 2019, we’ll be attending, exhibiting and speaking at a full range of conferences and trade shows throughout the year – I look forward to seeing you at one of those: check out our events page for further details!