hardware

OnePlus confirms its first foldable is officially ‘coming soon’

OnePlus is officially gearing up to launch its first foldable phone “soon,” the company told TechCrunch on Thursday. The company previously revealed that the device, tentatively called the

Enfabrica, which builds networking hardware to drive AI workloads, raises $125M

Enfabrica, a company building networking chips designed to handle AI and machine learning workloads, today announced that it raised $125 million in a Series B funding round that values the company at

AI chip startup Tenstorrent lands $100M investment from Hyundai and Samsung

The appetite for hardware to train AI models is voracious. AI chips are forecast to account for up to 20% of the $450 billion total semiconductor market by 2025, according to McKinsey. And The Insight

Orangewood wants to build a cheap, programmable robotic arm for manufacturing

In late 2017, three entrepreneurs — Abhinav Das, Aditya Bhatia and Akash Bansal — came to the mutual realization that the final steps of building furniture — specifically painting an

Akhetonics raises capital for its all-optical processor prototype

Traditional processors from the likes of Intel, AMD, or Nvidia have well-known limitations around speed, energy efficiency, and electromagnetic interference. For instance, foundational chip makers lik

Announcing the Hardware Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

In the 7.5 years I’ve served as TechCrunch’s hardware editor, I’ve been struck by just how profoundly deep and wide this category can be. Scope is one of the most fulfilling and frustrating part

Hello’s founder is back with Config to make hardware development simpler

Config is the software that founder James Proud wishes he had at his last startup Hello, maker of sleep tracker Sense. “Config would have been a lifesaver for us at Hello and had a massive positive

All the Nvidia news announced by Jensen Huang at Computex

Jensen Huang wants to bring generative AI to every data center, the Nvidia co-founder and CEO said during Computex in Taipei today. During the speech, Huang’s first public speech in almost four year

Going for a walk with Shift’s Moonwalker electric shoe-skates

Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to see someone skate-walking down the halls of Detroit’s Huntington Place convention center. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of interesting stuff hap

Bird Buddy introduces an AI-powered Smart Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath

Bird Buddy, the AI-powered smart bird feeder, is bringing the popular pastime of bird-watching into the digital age — and growing its line of products in support of the hobby. With the startup&#

Disrupt 2023 — we’re shipping a big new release

If the past few years, and even the past week, has reminded us soundly of anything — it’s that the startup world will never be predictable. To meet the changing startup landscape, we’re ref

How Fellow bootstrapped for 8 years to build a coffee empire

Fellow found benefits in being strapped for cash and having to be really deliberate about the categories it wanted to play in, the cadence of product launches and the overall focus of the company.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Big Data’s cloud backlash, CVC pitch tips, de-risking hardware startups

I started wearing sweaters after I got my last utility bill, but companies at scale can’t dial back their data usage as easily.

10 tips for de-risking hardware products

In the world of manufacturing, the question is: How can I make sure that I’m building the right thing for the right audience?

Humane, a secretive AI startup founded by ex-Apple employees, raises another $100M

A startup founded by ex-Apple design and engineering team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, Humane, today raised another $100 million to build what it calls an “integrated device and cloud s

How Fictiv is making hardware manufacturing more like building software

What do you want to be good at as a startup? Running supply chains or creating and selling cool products?

FPGA startup Rapid Silicon lands $15M to bring its first chip to market

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), or integrated circuits sold off-the-shelf, are a hot topic in tech. Because they’re relatively affordable and can be programmed for a range of use cases, t

Will what happened at CES, stay at CES?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single t

MetalSoft aims to help manage server infrastructure through automation

It’s tough in the current economic climate to hire and retain engineers focused on system admin, DevOps and network architecture. In a recent Gartner survey, IT executives cited talent shortages

NeuReality lands $35M to bring AI accelerator chips to market

The growing demand for AI, particularly generative AI (i.e., AI that generates images, text and more), is supercharging the AI inferencing chip market. Inferencing chips accelerate the AI inferencing
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