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Inrix CEO Bryan Mistele is transforming how companies get traffic information. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey
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Intel Capital today announced a new crop of tech startups it is now backing, including two companies in the Seattle region.

Among the 16 startups receiving $62 million from the venture arm of Intel is INRIX, the Kirkland-based provider of traffic data tools and information that recently landed $55 million from the Porsche family.

Ossia CEO Hatem Mossia.
Ossia CEO Hatem Zeine.

Separately from the $62 million funding, Intel Capital also announced today that it just added Ossia, a Redmond-based six-year-old company that is quietly building technology that can charge electronic devices wirelessly, to its portfolio.

Intel Capital plans to invest a total of $355 million this year, compared to $333 million last year. Here’s a rundown of the other startups that received funding from Intel Capital today — the firm did not break down specific amounts for each — which range from companies in wearables, big data analytics, chips, and smart devices, among others.

AnDAPT (Santa Clara, Calif.): Brings a new genre of analog adaptive products for multifunction sensor integration and integrated system power management, enabling enterprise customers to achieve lowest power consumption, smart power management, high integration, high system reliability and lower cost.

Avegant (Redwood City, Calif.): Developing the next generation of wearable devices, is bringing to market the Glyph*, a mobile personal theater that uses a micromirror display with built-in premium audio. Glyph raised more than $1 million in its Kickstarter* campaign earlier this year.

Braigo Labs Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.): Founded by 13-year-old entrepreneur and middle schooler Shubham Banerjee, provides scientific and technological services by researching and developing technology-based innovations and services. Its products include Braigo v1.0*, a Lego Braille printer that dramatically reduces the price of a printer from more than $2,000 to $350 for education, teaching and home-use purposes.

Eyefluence (Reno, Nevada): Transforms intent into action through your eyes. The company’s robust, low-power, eye-tracking technology, with its iUi* interaction model, integrates into any augmented reality or virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) to provide natural, intuitive eye tracking and control.

Audyssey (Los Angeles, Calif.): A leader in research-based audio technologies that correct acoustical problems to improve the sound quality of any device or listening environment. The company’s technologies are integrated into mobile apps and devices, TVs, automobiles, PCs and home theater products from industry-leading manufacturers.

Incoming Media (Santa Clara, Calif., and Sydney, Australia): A mobile video platform that uses predictive data analytics and intelligent content pre-loading to learn how a viewer consumes video on a mobile device and delivers a personalized mobile video experience with no interruption.

Screenovate Technologies (Israel): Offers mobile solutions that cover entertainment, productivity and education. Among other applications, its technology enables smartphone and tablet users to wirelessly beam movies, games, presentations or other content from their mobile devices to their TVs or other large displays.

Thundersoft (China and Taiwan): A mobile OS core technology and solution provider that accelerates product development by providing leading technology and services, specifically for Android* smartphone and tablet services. [Investment subject to satisfaction of closing conditions.]

NetSpeed Systems (Mountain View, Calif.): Offers a system-on-chip (SoC) design platform and advanced on-chip network solutions that let SoC architects create designs that are significantly smaller and more power-efficient in a fraction of the usual time.

Reno Sub-systems (Canada): Designs, develops and delivers subsystems used to control process systems made by OEMs, including vacuum-based chambers to deposit and etch specialty materials needed in advanced integrated circuit fabrication.

Gigya (San Francisco, Calif.): Makes a cloud-based customer identity management platform that helps customers turn unknown Web or mobile visitors into loyal and engaged customers.

PilotTV (Taiwan): A digital signage network operator that designs, deploys and jointly operates digital signage systems for retail venues, operating over 6,000 screens in various channels including convenience stores, fast food chains, drugstores and rapid transit stations.

PrecisionHawk (Raleigh, N.C.): An information delivery company that uses a small, unmanned aerial vehicle and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data. Its solution provides actionable information to clients in civilian industries.

Prelert (Framingham, Mass.): Packages data science into downloadable applications for everyday users. It uses machine-learning predictive analytics to learn the normal behavior patterns of populations of individual users, devices and resources.

Stratoscale (Israel): Develops new technology to rethink next-generation data centers. It is building the runtime software infrastructure for scalable computing to help customers use all available computing resources and unify computing and storage across the data center.

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