Startup Receives NSF Grant to Develop Hard Drives

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Codelucida, a startup association combined from University of Arizona and University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, research, has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase-2 extend from a National Science Foundation. The association formerly finished a $150,000, six-month Phase-1 extend that done it authorised to request for a rival Phase-2 grant. The two-year extend is nondilutive sovereign appropriation meant to serve support a association in a commercialization efforts.

Codelucida is building a disruptive error-correction record for next-generation solid-state drives, or SSDs. The enabling record addresses a vital need in a flourishing market, as SSDs face vital trustworthiness issues since of a flourishing final for aloft storage ability during reduced cost, along with increasing speed and continuation for rising storage applications.

The record will have a vital impact on consumer devices, such as laptops and tablets, as good as information centers and cloud-based storage systems that are migrating to a use of SSDs over required tough hoop drives to capacitate faster speeds and reduced energy usage.

The substructure of Codelucida’s record was jointly grown during a doctoral studies of co-founder and CEO Shiva Planjery, along with his co-founders and doctoral advisers, Bane Vasic, UA highbrow of electrical and mechanism engineering, and David Declercq, highbrow during a University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.

To strengthen their invention and permit a technology, a co-founders worked with Tech Launch Arizona, a UA section that commercializes inventions stemming from University research.

Currently, a association is housed during a Arizona Center for Innovation, or AzCI, within a UA Tech Park and is going by a AzCI Mentored Launch program, where Planjery is heading a company’s commercialization efforts. Through a program, Codelucida receives individualized coaching and participates in workshops, seminars and networking events.

AzCI also directly upheld Codelucida in a prototyping efforts by providing a field-programmable gate-array, or FPGA, board, that is used to exercise and exam a company’s exclusive error-correction algorithms.

By pity formula from a initial hardware prototypes, a association is saying increasing patron traction among SSD marketplace leaders and has begun to accept specific exclusive mandate by mutual nondisclosure agreements. The association also is seeking to lift collateral to accelerate a product growth and commercialization efforts.

“We are anxious to be receiving a NSF Phase-2 grant, that not usually endorses a merits of a record though also confirms that a product addresses a clever marketplace need,” Planjery said. “We would not have reached this theatre but a mixed support groups of a entrepreneurial ecosystem right here in Tucson.”

Source: University of Arizona