Intel’s new platform promises edge performance with cloud simplicity

MWC Intel has announced the launch of a new Intel Edge Platform which aims to enable enterprises to run the gamut of edge and AI application development and deployment at scale – with the promise of ‘cloud-like simplicity.’

The platform, announced at MWC 2024, runs on an edge-native infrastructure which has OpenVino built in; an open source toolkit which accelerates AI inference while maintaining accuracy and optimising hardware use.

The theory is solid. Intel...

Armada raises more than $55m to bridge the digital divide

Armada, an edge computing pioneer redefining the future of connectivity, compute and AI, has exited stealth.

The company has marked this milestone with a significant capital raise exceeding $55m, led by Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Shield Capital and 8090 Industries, with participation from Felicis, Contrary, Valor Equity Partners, Marlinspike, 137 Ventures, Koch Real Estate Investments, 8VC and a cohort of other strategic investors.

This funding will propel Armada...

STMicroelectronics bolsters edge AI ecosystem with new suite

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has announced the launch of an edge AI product ecosystem which enables companies to embed AI-enabled ST products across various industrial applications.

The Switzerland-headquartered firm said the ST Edge AI Suite will enable customers to ‘jumpstart the design and deployment of billions of connected, autonomous things embedding artificial intelligence locally.’ Alongside this, the suite will ‘expand and integrate the multiple software...

Deep Green and Civo announce new partnership to make cloud sustainable 

Deep Green, the team pioneering carbon-neutral compute, has partnered with Civo, the only pure-play cloud native service provider. The agreement will see Civo become Deep Green’s exclusive cloud partner. 

The new partnership between Civo and Deep Green will give Civo customers the exclusive opportunity to run their cloud workloads on Deep Green’s servers, giving them access to a groundbreaking sustainable cloud solution. Not only will this help companies move towards a...

Spirent launches over-the-air performance monitoring solution

Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), a provider of test and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks, has announced the availability of its new over-the-air (OTA) performance monitoring solution designed to bring the network edge into the complete end-to-end test and monitoring landscape.

The Spirent Mobile Test Platform (MTP) is a simple-to-deploy small form factor solution that provides extensive edge service monitoring and full remote...

Kneron buys Otus for edge AI imaging in autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle

Edge AI hardware provider Kneron has acquired imaging technology firm Otus. The two companies have worked together before to build full-stack software and hardware solutions for autonomous vehicles.

By acquiring Otus, Kneron hopes to strengthen its position in the US and Japanese automotive industries, where demand for AI-based imaging solutions is growing.

Otus already delivers imaging solutions to US and Japanese customers, having become the preferred partner of...

Volvo Group uses LoRaWAN for predictive maintenance in Lyon factory

Volvo

Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group has built a new Internet of Things (IoT) network for its engine factory in the French city of Lyon.

The network will be used to monitor the health of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) being produced in the factory in a bid to reduce operational costs and improve maintenance.

Volvo Group says that AGVs offer more flexibility in the company’s engine manufacturing process when compared to a traditional, fixed production...

Rockwell Automation taps ZEDEDA for edge management solution

Factory robots building a car.

Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation provider, has entered into an agreement with ZEDEDA to bring edge management capabilities to the manufacturing industry.

ZEDEDA’s edge orchestration solutions will bolster Rockwell’s ability to cater to manufacturers digital transformation and edge management needs.

Chantal Polsonetti, vice president of advisory services at ARC Advisory Group, said: “This partnership is a natural next step to improve management and...

Invisible AI bags $15m to grow computer vision tech for Industry 4.0

Invisible AI

Computer vision software developer Invisible AI has raised $15 million (£13.5m) in a Series A round of funding.

New investment, led by Van Tuyl Companies (VTC), brings the company’s total amount raised to $21 million (£19m). Other investors included 8VC, K9 Ventures, FM Capital, and Sierra Ventures.

Invisible AI powers its computer vision technology through an edge AI software platform that requires no coding knowledge. This allows developers to easily build AI...

Nokia and Flex Brazil bring private 5G to LatAm manufacturing

Brazil

Nokia is collaborating with multinational electronics company Flex Brazil to deploy 5G standalone private wireless networks across its manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

Together the companies hope to bring advanced manufacturing solutions to Brazil’s developing Industry 4.0 market through a robust 5G network.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) will provide private on-demand wireless services alongside edge computing and digital-enabling tools. Flex plans to use...