Kandou Bus, S.A., a Lausanne, Switzerland-based provider of SerDes IP and chip solutions, completed a a $15M Series B funding.
Backers included Bessemer Venture Partners and Walden Investment.
The company intends to use the funds to expand research and accelerate the development, productization and deployment of its Chord™ signaling SerDes IP licensing and chip solutions.
Led by CEO and Founder Amin Shokrollahi, Kandou has developed Chord signaling for enhanced communications between chips inside electronic systems ranging from mobile devices to hyperscale datacenters, high performance computing and artificial intelligence/machine learning applications.
Chord signaling is a generalization of differential signaling, transmitting multiple bits over multiple correlated wires without paying the price of reduced margin that is common with other signaling methods such as PAM-4.
The company is an active participant and promoter of standards bodies including OIF, IEEE, and JEDEC.