Direct2Silicon, a San Jose, Calif. company that makes direct-write e-beam lithography software to create system-on-a-chip integrated circuits, announced that it’s raised $7.19 million of an anticipated $9.48 million round of funding from investors including Benchmark Capital, Cadence Design Systems and Advantest, reports peHUB.

The company says its technology reduces the time it takes to design and manufacture these chips. Its past funding history, if any, has not been disclosed.

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