1015 Lausanne


About Kandou

The semiconductor lies at the heart of modern day electronics. To continue the evolution of electronic devices, we are revolutionizing wired connectivity with greater speed and efficiency.


EPFL Innovation Park
Building I
1015 Lausanne
+41 21 353 9955

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Semiconductors lie at the heart of modern day electronics. But can semiconductors be developed to continue the evolution of electronic devices and meet the demands of not just the consumer of today, but of tomorrow, too?

Founded in Switzerland by Dr. Amin Shokrollahi, a university professor at EPFL and renowned mathematician, we're answering that very question by revolutionizing wired connectivity. To do so, we must break barriers. To do so, we must fly in the face of traditional thinking and convention, much like our spirit animal, the humble bee. It shouldn't be able to fly. Its wings are too small, its body is too big and yet fly it does; achieving what shouldn't be possible. It is this spirit we operate with when pollinating new ideas and seeking true innovation. Bees were even the inspiration for our name — Kandou means "beehive" in Farsi.

The collaborative approach found in beehives extends to our relationships with customers, investors and Tier 1 suppliers. We want to evolve the semiconductor and electronics industries to become the I/O engine behind the world's biggest brands. Unlocking the power of your technology.

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