Silicon Catalyst Further Expands In-Kind Partner Ecosystem with Rescale & S2C

Silicon Valley, CA. – June 28, 2019 – Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, announces the addition of Rescale and S2C as the newest In-Kind Partner (IKP) members. Silicon Catalyst continues to work with key industry players to further develop a complete value chain that economically and effectively supports the semiconductor start-ups accepted in the incubator. These startups utilize free or deeply discounted design tools and silicon MPW/shuttle runs and gain access to a world-class network of advisors, networking, marketing acumen and a path to funding needed to successfully launch their businesses.

Specific offerings from these two new IKPs include:

  • Rescale: the leader in enterprise big compute in the cloud
  • S2C: rapid FPGA-based prototyping and automation software

“Rescale is proud to partner with Silicon Catalyst to help enable semiconductor startups to achieve success. We support Silicon Catalyst’s mission to foster new and innovative semiconductor companies who are building the future. The ability to leverage the cloud through Rescale’s turnkey platform allows engineers to more easily accelerate the chip design process at better cost,” stated Tyler Smith, Head of Partnerships at Rescale.

Toshio Nakama, CEO of S2C stated, “Getting silicon correct fast is critical for startups, from a cost point of view, and for rapid proof of new product concept. Prototyping silicon designs with FPGA Prototyping offers a much more affordable option for accelerated silicon design verification, and higher verification coverage, than other hardware verification technologies. Silicon Catalyst focuses exclusively on accelerating startup solutions in silicon and S2C views our joining their In-Kind Partner ecosystem as a good match with S2C’s value proposition. We look forward to contributing to the success of the Silicon Catalyst Portfolio Companies.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Rescale and S2C to our growing ecosystem of In-Kind Partners. The combination of cloud-based tool access from Rescale and the robust FPGA-based prototyping solution from S2C addresses the needs of the companies in our incubators and offers them expanded development options as they prepare their chip designs for tape-out and early engineering samples,” stated Tarun Verma, Managing Partner at Silicon Catalyst.

About Rescale
Rescale is the leader in enterprise big compute in the cloud. Rescale empowers the world’s transformative executives, IT leaders, engineers, and scientists to securely manage product innovation to be first to market. Rescale’s ScaleX multi-cloud platform, built on the most powerful high-performance computing infrastructure available, seamlessly matches software applications with the best architecture in the cloud or on-premise to run complex data processing and simulations. Rescale partners with the four largest cloud service providers and enables over 125 Global 2000 enterprise customers including four of the top five largest global automotive manufacturers and two of the top three largest global aerospace and defense companies. For more information on Rescale, visit

About S2C
Founded and headquartered in San Jose, California, S2C has been successfully delivering rapid SoC prototyping solutions since 2003. S2C provides:

Rapid FPGA-based prototyping hardware and automation software
Prototype Ready™ IP, interfaces and platforms
System-level design verification and acceleration tools

With over 200 customers and more than 800 systems installed, S2C’s focus is on SoC/ASIC development to reduce the SoC design cycle. Our highly qualified engineering team and customer-centric sales force understand our users’ SoC development needs. S2C systems have been deployed by leaders in consumer electronics, communications, computing, image processing, data storage, research, defense, education, automotive, medical, design services, and silicon IP. S2C is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices and distributors around the globe including the UK, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. For more information, visit

About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next ® – Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 300 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 21 startup companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping startups address challenges moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding and marketing acumen to successfully launch their companies’ novel technology solutions. Silicon Catalyst was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 ACE Award for Start-Up Company of the Year. Visit Silicon Catalyst at

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