Silicon Catalyst, an incubator exclusively focused on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced that Covalent Metrology has joined as a new member of its In-Kind Partner ecosystem. Covalent Metrology, a leading provider of premier analytical services in North America, joins Silicon Catalyst to offer the incubating Portfolio Companies a full suite of modern semiconductor analysis capabilities, fueling their implementation of a more comprehensive and deliberate metrology strategy.
As recent public policy spurs the domestication of semiconductor fabrication and development, small companies and start-ups may need a revamped data strategy to stay competitive. This partnership connects Silicon Catalyst’s portfolio companies to Covalent’s comprehensive semiconductor metrology solutions, making critical insights more affordable and accessible.
Since its founding, Covalent Metrology has worked with a wide variety of semiconductor customers across many areas of product development: providing advanced microscopy, surface analysis, x-ray metrology, and analytical chemistry services from the supply chain to the fab. Covalent’s $20M laboratory is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, and hosts showcase rooms for strategic partners: all global leaders in advanced scientific instrumentation. Through these partnerships, Covalent clients can access the latest metrology capabilities on state-of-the-art analytical tools operated by metrology and semiconductor experts. This unique combination of deep domain expertise, extensive applications experience in the industry, and a next-generation lab outfit enable Covalent to deliver exclusive solutions for semiconductor products.
“Innovation in the semiconductor ecosystem is alive and well, and increasingly flourishing in the United States,” states Craig Hunter, Chief Executive Officer at Covalent Metrology, “Silicon Catalyst has done an incredible job of building a vibrant semiconductor start-up community based right here in Silicon Valley. We are very much looking forward to a closer collaboration with the exciting family of companies at Silicon Catalyst.”
Silicon Catalyst has developed an unparalleled support ecosystem for its semiconductor start-ups, providing a strong network of financiers, business advisors, and industry professionals who help companies to launch and scale in the market. In addition, the incubator provides privileged access to services, expertise, and intellectual property that can empower their companies’ technological innovation.
Dr. Atiye Bayman, Partner at Silicon Catalyst, stated, “To best serve semiconductor start-ups, Silicon Catalyst works relentlessly to expand our ecosystem with top talent and new capabilities. Covalent Metrology is a welcome addition to our In-Kind Partner Program, as they bring exclusive capabilities and modern, advanced metrology solutions for semiconductor research. Our Portfolio Companies should never have to compromise in getting what they need to be successful. Covalent can support them in implementing a more robust characterization strategy.”