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Jul 3, 2023
Shreyas Sen

Ixana Named to EE Times’ Silicon 100 for Wi-R Non-Radiative Body-Area-Network Technology

Ixana has been named to EE Times’ Silicon 100: Startups Worth Watching in 2023.. 

The Silicon 100 is a prestigious annual list of the most innovative and promising electronics and semiconductor startups in the world. The list is compiled by EE Times, a leading technology publication, and is based on a variety of factors, including the company’s technology, market potential, and team. 

Ixana was selected for the Silicon 100 for its innovative Wi-R technology, a non-radiative communication technology, which confines fields around conductive surfaces, including humans to transmit data. Wi-R combines the security and performance of wired communication with the convenience of wireless. For example, Wi-R is 100x more energy-efficient than traditional wireless technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, making it ideal for wearable devices and other applications where battery life is a critical factor.

Wi-R has a wide range of potential applications, including: 

  • All-day wearable smartglasses
  • Ultra-long-battery-life health wearables
  • Secure, low-latency communication between headsets, peripherals, and controllers
  • Body-controlled interfaces for gaming and entertainment

The 100x lower energy communication of Wi-R paves the way for “green,” charging-free wearables. This could have a major impact on the wearables market, as it would eliminate the need to constantly charge devices. For more applications, please refer to our Whitepaper

Ixana is currently in the process of commercializing its Wi-R technology. The company is working with a variety of smartphone, wearable and XR headset partners to develop products that use Wi-R, and it expects the first products to be launched next year. 

The inclusion of Ixana on the Silicon 100 is a significant achievement for the company. It is a recognition of the potential of Wi-R technology, and it is a sign that Ixana is on the right track to revolutionize the way we interact with the world around us. 

The full version of EE Times “Silicon 100: Startups Worth Watching in 2023” is available here: LINK.

EETimes also featured Ixana in an interview in March 2023

About Ixana

Ixana is a company developing Wi-R body-guided wireless technology. The company’s technology utilizes the properties of the human body as a conductor to transmit data, making it significantly more energy-efficient than traditional wireless technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Ixana is headquartered in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States with offices in Seattle and Bangalore, India.

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Shreyas Sen

Elmore Associate Professor of ECE & BME at Purdue, Founder & CTO of Ixana, MIT TR35, TEDx, GT 40U40
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