Chip Track, the microchip design innovation segment of Berkeley startup accelerator SkyDeck, is profiled in an Xconomy article titled “Berkeley’s SkyDeck Offers Chip Design Support Worth Millions to Startups.” Unlike software developers, chip inventors need cash up front to produce prototypes to show how they run. “We’re talking about many millions of dollars,” says SkyDeck’s Chong Tang. “Very few investors are willing to give you many millions of dollars just to hit run.” SkyDeck has enlisted two companies that will give its chip startups access to an array of services that would ordinarily cost customers as much as $2 million. Advisors to Chip Track’s startups include CS Profs. Krste Asanović and David Patterson (emeritus).