TraceWave GmbH is a high-tech startup, based in Berlin, Germany.

We are a fabless semiconductor company that develops, markets and sells integrated circuits for wireless real-time locating systems (RTLS).

Our product

Works indoors

Our locating technology does not need an infrastructure, such as satellites or building infrastructure, and therefore works indoors as well as outdoors.

Long Range

Our advanced radio typically achieves 30 meters indoors and 300 meters outdoors, depending on the environment of course.

Robust and Reliable

Our radio technology functions very well in harsh radio environments, such as with heavy interference or with many reflections from metal objects, such as buildings, factories, or warehouses.

Small size

The high level of integration minimizes the product size.

Long battery life

The optimized radio architecture minimizes battery drain.

Low Cost

The level of integration is best-in-class, minimizing the Bill of Materials.


+   Oct 22, 2015 | Telematics Taiwan 2015 International Summit in Taipei


October 22 we will join the Telematics Taiwan 2015 International Summit in Taipei, in cooperation with ECCT and

+   Oct 20-21, 2015 | seminar in Taiwan


We have been invited to present at the 2015 seminar in Taiwan, held on October 20 and 21. This year theme ist "Smart X: When GNSS meets Internet of Things". The event will bring together key industrial and institutional GNSS players from the EU and Taiwan. At the seminar we not only will participate in the discussion panel but also will present our technology, how we will add secure indoor location support to satellite systems.

+   Jun 08, 2015 | Our Office has moved


Our expanding team finally has moved to our new offices. The new office address is Bismarckstrasse 10-12, 10625 Berlin, Germany. 

+   Jun 03-05, 2015 | EU Mission for Growth in Taipei / Taiwan


We attended the EU Mission for Growth in Taipei , headed by Daniel Calleja, EU Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. It was impressive to see how many companies, investors and other startups participated in the B2B meeting sessions. 

+   Jun 01-02, 2015 | ExA - Summit in Taipei / Taiwan


We got the honor to be invited for the ExA-Summit in Taipei by the Wang Dao Alliance . This summit is a two-days meeting between Taiwanese and German entrepreneurs and investors. It was great to meet so many key industry players in person and we identified several opportunities for further cooperation. 

+   March 02, 2015 | New story "100 m Dash with Suitcase and Smartphone"


Please click here for the new TraceWave-Story

+   January 12, 2015 | The story "Cats on the roof" is now available in English


+   December 8+9, 2014 | European Venture Summit in Düsseldorf

As Top 25% of the presenting companies at the MOBIP event, we have been invited for the 2014, Europe's foremost networking and investment event for high growth technology startups, venture capital investors and technology corporations.

+   November 5, 2014 | Interview with ""

Click Hier to the Interview (only in german language)

+   June 13, 2014 | LinkedIn Company Page

We have setup our company page at LinkedIn. Following us never has been easier!

+   May 28, 2014 | European Venture Summit

TraceWave was ranked in the top 25% of most promising startups at MOBIP, the finale of the EMMINVEST Coaching Programme. MOBIP is part of the European Venture Contest and TraceWave has been invited to present at the two-day European Venture Summit, December 9 and 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The European Venture Summit is Europe's foremost networking and investment event for high growth technology startups, venture capital investors and technology corporations.

+   May 28, 2014 | Best Presentation Award at MOBIP 2104

TraceWave has received the Best Presentation Award from the expert jury at the two-day MOBIP event in Thessaloniki ! We are very happy with this achievement and would like to thank the expert jury for their feedback and support.

+   May 20, 2014 | Our website and our twitter account are alive!

Follow TraceWave on twitter

+   May 5, 2014 | Finalist in EMMINVEST Coaching Programme

TraceWave GmbH has been selected as finalist of the European EMMINVEST programme, as one of the top 30 promising technology companies from the mobile services sector. We have been invited to pitch at MOBIP, the two-day finale of the Pan European Partnership and Investment for Mobile Services, on May 27 and May 28 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

+   February 27, 2014 | Participant in EMMINVEST Coaching Programme

TraceWave GmbH has been successfully selected to be a participant in the EMMINVEST coaching programme.

+   November 19, 2013 | Chamber of Commerce Registration

After several months of preparation, TraceWave GmbH has been registered today at the Chamber of Commerce of Berlin-Charlottenburg.

+   October 2014 |  Interview in the Berlin start-up magazine THE HUNDERT


TraceWave GmbH has been selected to be one of the 100 participants in the THE HUNDERT - Official release date: 7th October 2014 .


+   Praktikumsangebot / Internships for ambitious B.Sc. or M.Sc. students

Goal is to design and build one or more add-on board(s) to our development platform, for motion and acceleration sensors. The task include component selection, pcb design, pcb construction and verification, writing and testing VHDL drivers and writing and testing of GUI software for demo purposes. Please contact Mrs. Karin Nowarra-Nadolny for further details at:  jobs (at) tracewave (dot) com

Upcoming Events

+   stay tuned!


About us

Our mission: to make this world a safer place

+   Corné van Puijenbroek


Corné van Puijenbroek


  • Entrepreneur, technologist
    • Founder of several companies
  • 12 years in senior management
    • VP and CTO positions at several startups in Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Austria and Germany
  • 27 years in electronics design
    • Specialized in wireless technologies
    • Pioneer in DECT, WiFi, ZigBee and LTE
  • Author of 11 patents 

+   Karin Nowarra-Nadolny


Karin Nowarra-Nadolny


  • Entrepreneur
    • Founder of TraceWave GmbH
  • 2 years in senior management
    • CEO of semiconductor design company
  • 30 years in film industry
    • Film-editor, line-producer
    • German Camera Award – Outstanding Editing 




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Address: Wolfshagenerstraße 58, 13187 Berlin, Germany
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