February 2019

Algodone is one of the 13 award winners of the France Tech Transfer Tour

By being in the top 13 of the presenting companies, Algodone has the honour to present at European Venture Contest Final 2019 – the biggest Venture Capital event of the year which will take place in Dusseldorf, 9-10 December.

France Tech Transfer Invest 2019 took place on 13-14 February 2019 in Paris, organised by Tech Tour and hosted by Bpifrance, France’s National Development Bank and innovation agency, in collaboration with five French Government bodies: SATT, CEA, CNRS, Inria and Inserm-Transfert.

For more information, please read the press release.

September 2018

Algodone Selected to Participate in Season 2 of Thales Cybersecurity Program at STATION F

Algodone has been selected to participate in Thales Season 2 Cybersecurity Acceleration Program. For a 6-month period starting September 5, 2018, the 11 Season 2 startups from around the world will be hosted at Station F, the biggest incubator campus in the world hosting over 1,000 startups.

For more information, please read the press release.

More articles on this topic (in French):

April 2018

Algodone Signs a Strategic Partnership with Accelize

Algodone announces a worldwide partnership with Accelize® to enable FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) accelerator usage protection and monetization in the Cloud.

For more information, please read the press release.

April 2018

Algodone Expands Executive Team

Algodone has appointed Christophe Ballan to the position of VP of Sales, and Jin Zhang, VP of Marketing. Both report to Jerome Rampon, co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Algodone.

For more information, please read the press release.

October 2017

Algodone Raises Funds from CM-CIC Innovation

Following the first capital round in November 2016 from a pool of Business Angel networks (Méliès, Insead BA, Val Angels, Cèdre Participations), the microelectronics endowment fund FOREIS and the co-investment fund Angels Source, Algodone also opens its capital to CM-CIC Innovation, a subsidiary of the Crédit Mutuel CM11 group, to finance its commercial development.

For more information, please read the press release (in French).

June 2017

Algodone's DRM technology in a 65nm ASIC prototype

After having validated its concept of license based hardware activation on FPGA platforms, Algodone is proud to announce that its R&D team has successfully implemented its DRM technology in a 65nm ASIC prototype, so called LGDN 001, with a full digital design flow from specs to silicon.
The chip contains different flavors of the Algodone IP components with a licensable video processing system and is 100% compliant with the functional and electrical objectives.
LGDN 001 is a real Proof of Concept of the Algodone solution and is now used in an integrated demonstration platform which highlights the benefits of the Algodone technology : from license generation to IP block features activation, with chip discrimination.

We spent 3 months from chip level specs to tapeout, reusing the same RTL code for our IP components as the one used for FPGA targets. We executed the Front End and Back End steps with standard procedures for the ST CMOS 65 nm technology. We used the CMP services for silicon and packaging (PGA 180), developed boards and tested the prototypes with the CNFM tester and a FMC mother board. All tests passed ! We are now highly confident that the Algodone solution can be easily deployed in ASIC projects - said Stéphane Bonniol, R&D Director at Algodone

April 2017

Our Partnership with Accelize
Accelize is the leader in FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service solutions for the Cloud industry.
The company’s offering evolves around 2 products: QuickStore and QuickPlay.

  • QuickStore offers a range of pre-built FPGA accelerators that can be loaded on a variety of FPGA platforms, and hardware libraries (IP Blocks) to create custom accelerators.
  • QuickPlay is the platform that enables the quick and easy development of efficient FPGA accelerators without requiring any FPGA expertise.
Through this partnership with Accelize, QuickAlliance partners such as CAST, Barco-Silex, and Logic-Fruit sell their IP Blocks on QuickStore with Algodone unique pay-per-use runtime licensing technology.

More about Accelize at

February 2017

Algodone is one of the 12 award winners of the first France Tech Transfer Tour organized by Bpifrance, the Commissariat Général à l’Investissement and the SATT network at the HUB Bpifrance on the 1st and 2nd of Febrary 2017.
Algodone is therefore selected to participate in the European Venture Summit on the 4th and 5th of December 2017 in Düsseldorf.
More details in these french articles:

February 2017

Algodone contributed to the writing of a chapter of the book "Foundations of Hardware IP Protection" by Lilian Bossuet and Lionel Torres.
This book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of hardware intellectual property (IP) security, describing threat models and presenting means of protection.
Available as eBook and hardcover here.

February 2017

Algodone : a new solution for managing rights on electronic chips

Stemming from the Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier, Algodone has developed a technique enabling to identify and activate IP blocs purchased by microelectonic manufacturers for integrating on their chips. It is an innovative solution for fighting against counterfeiting that completely changes IP vendors' business models.

Read the full article in french.

December 2016

Algodone is quoted in an article published in the newspaper Le Monde : Lutter contre la contrefaçon de composants électroniques

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November 2016

ALGODONE is pleased to announce that it has completed its first 660 K Euros capital round.

Four Business Angel networks (Cèdre Participation, INSEAD BA, MELIES BA and Val Angels) associated with the co-investment fund Angel Source and the microelectronics endowment fund FOREIS contributed to this capital increase to complete the development of a solution which will revolutionize the business models used in the semiconductor industry.

For more information, please read the press release.

March 2015

Algodone was selected to be participant to the Montpellier Capital Risque, a major french capital risk event for innovative companies, organized by BPIFrance, the principal national financing structure of french innovation and the Business Innovation Centre of Montpellier(FR): Cap Omega.

March 2015

Algodone is incorporated in France as a limited company ("société anonyme") on March 27, 2015.

February 2015

The final of the 15th « Tremplin Entreprises » competition took place on Monday February the 9th at the French Senate. Algodone is one of the seven prize-winners in the category Software and systems. « Tremplin Entreprises » which is co-organized by the French Senate and ESSEC Business School has become a nationally recognized label and an accelerator for business fundraising.

This year, 328 candidature files where received but only 30 startups where selected for the final.

Every year, since 15 years, « Tremplin Entreprises » selects the best projects within 4 categories: Internet and services, Software and systems, Energy, Materials and components and Life sciences.

For more information, please read the press release.

July 2014

Algodone benefits from a maturation program with AxLR, a technology transfer acceleration company.

The Montpellier-Méditérrannée Metropole and the Languedoc-Roussillon Region (now Occitanie) financially support Algodone SAS since December 2014.

June 2014

Algodone is a prize-winner at the 16th national competition of innovative business creation in the category creation-development, organized by the french ministry of scientific research and BPIFrance, the main national financing structure of french innovation.

March 2014

Algodone received the approval of Cap Omega, Montpellier’s Business Innovation Centre. This business supporting structure is internationally recognized. In 2014, it was ranked as the 4th best business incubator in the world by the UBI index which evaluates business incubator performance.

April 2014

Algodone is supported by Languedoc Roussillon Incubation (french ministry of scientific research, Languedoc Roussillon region and Hérault department).

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