AgnosPCB Among APTE's Top 100 Startups of 2023: A Testament to Innovation in Spain's Tech ParksCategoriesAgnosPCB News

AgnosPCB Among APTE’s Top 100 Startups of 2023: A Testament to Innovation in Spain’s Tech Parks

The Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) has recently unveiled its list of the top 100 startups of 2023, a selection representing the pinnacle of innovation across its 51 science and technology parks spanning 15 autonomous communities in Spain. AgnosPCB is proud to announce its inclusion in this prestigious group, showcasing our commitment to innovation and technological advancement.

As a member of this elite group, AgnosPCB stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain’s most innovative and forward-thinking startups. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to pioneering solutions in the field of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) technology. We are honored to be recognized among such prestigious company, illustrating our commitment to excellence and innovation within Spain’s vibrant tech ecosystem.

These 100 innovative projects span a diverse range of cutting-edge fields, from biotechnology and artificial intelligence to clean energy, telecommunications, healthcare, space, automotive, semiconductors, agrotech, blockchain, and software. AgnosPCB, with its focus on Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) technology, aligns perfectly with the spirit of innovation that APTE aims to highlight.

Notably, five of these startups, including AgnosPCB, have emerged through the APTE’s startup ideation and acceleration program (APTENISA), supported by ENISA. This program has been crucial in nurturing innovative ideas and transforming them into successful ventures.

By highlighting the 100 most outstanding startups, APTE aims to recognize the entrepreneurial quality and capability burgeoning in Spain’s science and technology parks. This initiative also serves to facilitate knowledge about these companies to potential investing entities interested in high-growth projects.

AgnosPCB and its fellow top startups will be granted special prominence at the upcoming Transfiere Forum, scheduled for March 20-22, 2024, in Málaga. This event will provide a unique networking opportunity to interact with potential clients and investors, further propelling the growth and impact of these innovative companies.

Harnessing the Power of AgnosPCB's AI-Driven AOI in the Booming Automated Optical Inspection MarketCategoriesAgnosPCB News

Harnessing the Power of AgnosPCB’s AI-Driven AOI in the Booming Automated Optical Inspection Market

The Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) market is poised for significant growth, with projections indicating a leap from USD 863.8 million in 2022 to an astounding USD 5,148.4 million by 2032. This boom, marked by a CAGR of 19.5%, reflects the escalating demand in sectors like consumer electronics, automotive, and aerospace​​. Amidst this market expansion, AgnosPCB emerges as a revolutionary force with its AI-powered AOI solution, redefining precision in electronics manufacturing.

AgnosPCB’s state-of-the-art system distinguishes itself by learning dynamically from the manufacturing process, combining the discernment of human inspection with the speed and consistency of AI. This innovative approach has garnered the attention of industry giants like Apple, Intel, and Bosch, underlining the system’s unmatched capabilities in error detection​​.

The release of AgnosPCB’s Inspection Software Version 5.5.2 marks a significant upgrade, introducing advanced features to enhance efficiency, productivity, and user experience. This version aligns with current market demands and anticipates future needs, offering a more intuitive and personalized inspection process​​.

The integration of a new neural network in AgnosPCB Inspection Software has further amplified its inspection capabilities, enabling better results and facilitating easier barcode scanning, thus reducing manual data entry and enhancing overall efficiency​​.

Achieving the milestone of 100,000 inspections with its online service, AgnosPCB has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to quality and client satisfaction. This achievement is a testament to the excellence and reliability that AgnosPCB brings to the AOI market​​.

Harnessing the Power of AgnosPCB's AI-Driven AOI in the Booming Automated Optical Inspection Market
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AgnosPCB AT IPC APEX 2023

It was an honour to showcase our products and connect with industry professionals. 

We were thrilled to share our innovations and engage with attendees, and it was truly a privilege to be a part of such a dynamic and exciting event. The APEX 2023 platform provided us with a great opportunity to network and spread awareness about our brand. 

Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude for the well-organized and successful event. The attendees were highly engaged and showed a genuine interest in AgnosPCB. We made valuable connections and look forward to potential partnerships in the future. 


Thank you all for visiting us! 

AgnosPCB Team


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AgnosPCB at IPC APEX EXPO 2023

AgnosPCB will showcase its latest neural network powered AOI systems in IPC APEX EXPO 2023

AgnosPCB, award-winning artificial intelligence powered AOI manufacturer, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO 2023 event. This premier industry event will take place from January 23rd to 26th, in San Diego, California, and will bring together some of the most innovative and influential companies in the electronic manufacturing industry.

At the event, AgnosPCB will showcase its latest neural network powered AOI systems. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the AgnosPCB team and learn more about the company’s commitment to quality and innovation.

AgnosPCB AOI units will be available there for attendees to use and check their speed and detection capabilities.

We look forward to meeting with our current and potential customers, partners, and other industry experts at the event and showcase our latest capabilities.

If you’re planning to attend the IPC APEX EXPO 2023, be sure to stop by the AgnosPCB booth (3221) and see the latest in AOI technology. We look forward to seeing you there!

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AgnosPCB is part of the cluster of companies that aims to attract development funds from the European PERTE plan

The Canary Islands attract investment from Perte Chip
AgnosPCB presentation Dec 2022

The Canary Islands government plans to approve its CanaryChip strategy in the coming weeks in order to attract investments from the European Union Perte Chip program, approved by the Spanish government in May 2021 and which aims to mobilize public investment of 12.250 million.

 

The Canarian Executive says that the autonomous community has a very good technological, logistical and connectivity ecosystem to participate in this Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of Microelectronics and Semiconductors. They also plan to exploit the highly favorable tax regime for investors, which encourages innovation and applies various tax exemptions.

 

The Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC), established in 1998 as a Ultra Peripheral Region (RUP) and reinforced by the Lisbon and Amsterdam treaties, presents the best tax regime for EU companies, 4%, and also enables access to specially favorable tax deductions in the R&D field. The ZEC also allows access to instruments such as the Canary Investments Reserve (RIC), which is being used successfully by the audiovisual sector, and multiple exemptions in direct taxation (for job creation, capital expansion, acquisition of goods for investments, etc.). In addition, the taxation of dividends is flexible, according to the Canary Islands government, which allows for taxation in Spain or at the origin of the investor.

In the context of attracting investments in the chip sector, it is important to remember how tax breaks are being used as a tool by governments. For example, the United States has included 25% tax breaks on company investments in its “Chips for America” program, which are also complemented by breaks on land taxes or for job creation offered by states and counties.

 

Human capital
Canarias’s special tax regime will not be the only card it plays to attract investments related to the Perte Chip. One of the main obstacles to the establishment of new semiconductor companies in new territories is the lack of human capital, and Canarias boasts of having a solid academic and scientific base. The Institute of Applied Microelectronics (IUMA), affiliated with the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has more than 30 years of history and has already participated in the drafting of Spain’s first Microelectronics Plan in 1985. IUMA has been a talent generator for companies in the sector such as Microchip Technology, NXP, ASML or Infineon, and has collaborated with various multinationals such as the Taiwanese giant TSMC or the American companies Intel and Nvidia.

 

Also established on the islands is the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), whose instrumentation department has been developing circuit designs for aerospace systems for years and is currently participating in the development of the Caramuel system for quantum communications, led by Hispasat and aspiring to funding from the Aerospace Strategic Project.

 

In the private sector, the Canary Islands cluster of semiconductor companies, Cluster Chip de Canarias (C3), has been incubating for a decade, already having more than a dozen companies that provide 700 jobs within and outside the islands and have a business volume of approximately 78 million euros. The cluster maintains links with the associations that collaborate with the government in the design of the Perte Chip, Ametic and Aesemi, and is considering becoming an association with its own profile.

The C3 is made up of the companies Aerolaser, AgnosPCB, Arquimea, eSignus, LightBee, SensorLab, SoC-e, SubSeaMechatronics (SSM), Wireless Innovative MMIC, and Wooptix. They have an approximate business of 78 million euros. In recent months, much has been said about the startup Wooptix, which has received support from European Union and CDTI funding, and has Intel among its investors. The company has developed silicon metrology instrumentation that allows for chip wafer quality control in milliseconds, compared to its competitors who do it in minutes. Its technology allows for accelerated chip production in the most advanced foundries. The company is participating in the new EU IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) for Microelectronics and Communication Technologies, currently in the definition phase.

Other companies, like WIMMIC and Arquimea Research, are more focused on designing their own integrated circuits, but with production by third parties, such as fabless design houses. The first, a spin-off from IUMA that already has offices in the US and the Netherlands, produces designs of radio frequency and microwave integrated circuits. Arquimea, on the other hand, is the C3 company with the most employees. Its R&D center is in Tenerife and it specializes in designing radiation-resistant integrated circuits, a necessary protection for the use of chips in the aerospace sector. This company has headquarters in Madrid and offices in the US, Germany, and Malaysia.

 

The economic and technological strengths of this autonomous community are being supported by the regional government. The Canary Agency for Innovation, Research and Information Society is finalizing the development of the Canarychip Strategy which will be presented in the coming weeks, with which it aims to give the definitive boost to the semiconductor sector in the islands and to deepen the diversification of the economy in the Autonomous Community.

 

Original article in the newspaper El País (CincoDías)