Company

Cascoda was founded by Bruno Johnson and Wolfgang Bruchner. The founders first met while working at Acapella Limited, the UK’s first fabless semiconductor company.

In April 2007, Bruno and Wolfgang set up Cascoda with a vision to solve one of the fundamental problems in low power wireless communications, namely the problem of range versus power consumption.

Cascoda initially operated from a spare room in Bruno’s house, but the company quickly grew, and it now occupies dedicated offices in Southampton Science Park and in the Innovation Centre, Bath.

The company milestones are as follows:

April 2007: Cascoda is founded by Bruno Johnson and Wolfgang Bruchner.

May 2009: Cascoda receives a Grant for Research and Development from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), entitled “Research into a new ultra low-power architecture for use in wireless sensor networks”.

August 2009: Cascoda files its first patent entitled “Wireless receiver”.

April 2012: Cascoda manufactures its first proof-of-principle test chip.

October 2012: Cascoda manufactures its second proof-of-principle test chip.

October 2012: Cascoda receives a Grant for Research and Development from Eurostars, entitled “SMART RAdio Networks for Greater Energy management (SMARTRANGE)”.

November 2013: Cascoda manufactures its first prototype.

March 2014: Cascoda’s prototype demonstrates the world’s best receive sensitivity for a IEEE 802.15.4 device at 2.4GHz.

February 2015: Cascoda’s device successfully completes qualification.

March 2015: Cascoda receives a Dedicated SME Instrument Phase 1 Grant from Horizon 2020.

May 2015: Cascoda’s announces its first product, the CA-8210.