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Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it gets set for 5G

Pivotal Commware, one of several metamaterials startups backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it has secured $10 million in convertible-debt financing to help it roll out signal repeater systems for 5G wireless data services. The company, based in Kirkland, … Continue reading

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Echodyne plays a role in a pioneering drone test

A public-private consortium led by the University of Alaska has conducted the first-ever federally authorized test flight of a drone beyond the operator’s line of sight without on-the-ground observers keeping watch – with Echodyne, the radar venture that’s backed by … Continue reading

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How Lumotive will put metamaterials in your car

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A succession of spinouts supported by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has taken an unorthodox technology known as metamaterials to high-flying realms ranging from satellite communications to drone-sized radar systems — but the latest metamaterials venture to come … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises millions more for antennas

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Pivotal Commware, a venture that’s backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is in the midst of a fresh funding round that could bring in $20 million or more for its effort to develop flat-panel antennas that boost wireless … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware demonstrates 5G wireless link

Pivotal Commware, the Kirkland, Wash.-based startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it’s demonstrated its solution to a wireless annoyance: getting 5G reception inside a building. Millimeter-wave 5G signaling is the next wave in cellular technology, revving up data … Continue reading

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Computing power boosts ultrathin cameras

Imagine a camera that captures pictures on a flat surface, without any need for a glass lens. Such cameras already exist, thanks to exotic materials known as metasurfaces. They’re not yet ready for prime time, but a new approach that … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises $17M for antennas

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Chalk up another score for metamaterials technology: Bellevue-based Pivotal Commware says it’s raised $17 million in Series A funding from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Globalstar’s parent company and other heavy-hitters. The investment will give a boost to … Continue reading

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