Sckipio Receives Investment from Intel Capital
4 November, 2015
Sckipio develops semiconductor's chips for G.fast modems. “This strategic investment is another milestone for the Intel Connected Home Division.”
Sckipio develops chips for G.fast modems. “This strategic investment is another milestone for the Intel Connected Home Division.”
Sckipio Technologies from Ramat-gan, Israel, today announced it has received investment from Intel Capital, the strategic investment and M&A arm of Intel Corp. Sckipio is a fabless semiconductor company focused on G.fast modems, that deliver 1Gbps connectivity over twisted pair copper wires.
The company was founded in 2012 to deliver fiber-like broadband access over existing wires using the new ITU-T broadband access technology standard, G.fast. The details of Intel’s total investment remain confidential. Previously, Sckipio raised $27 million from venture capital firms Amiti Ventures, Aviv Ventures, Genesis Partners, Gemini Israel Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital.
“Sckipio and Intel have been working closely together since the beginning of the G.fast market and jointly announced the first G.fast residential gateway reference design in the fall of 2014,” noted Dan Artusi, Intel vice president and general manager of its Connected Home Division. “This strategic investment is another milestone for the Intel Connected Home Division.”
In the past year, Sckipio achieved many achievements including the first 16-port Distribution Point Unit, the first to run UHDTV content across G.fast, the first to demonstrate SDN running over G.fast (in partnership with AT&T), and the first to deliver 1Gbps at 300 meters – changing the dynamics of the broadband access market.
In October this year, Sckipio announced it can deliver up to 2Gbps of throughput over twisted pair copper wiring with G.fast. Sckipio uses standard-compliant G.fast silicon by bonding two copper pairs to a single G.fast-enabled CPE.
This solution helps telcos compete very effectively against both cable operators using DOCSIS 3.1 and against companies who have implemented fiber to the home. G.fast provides several key advantages over existing broadband technologies: Lowers the cost to deploy fiber-like speeds by as much as 90%, Eliminating home installations and installer-induced delays and simplifies deployments by using remote power feed, which eliminates complex permissions to power FTTdp field units.