Syntiant raises £42m to scale its global edge AI chip provision

Syntiant, a leading edge AI chip developer, has closed $55 million (£42m) in a series D funding round, bringing total investment in the company to $120 million (£91m) since its founding in 2017.

The Silicon Valley-based firm bagged five new investors including Renesas Electronics, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and Mirae Asset Capital, amongst others.

“We are at a pivotal point of our company’s growth and development, having shipped more than 20 million of...

Quadric pulls in £16m for on-device edge AI processing platform

Quadric, developers of an edge processing platform optimised for on-device AI at the network edge, have raised $21 million (£16m) in a Series B funding round.

Led by NSITEXE, the round also saw major new investment from MegaChips alongside existing investors Leawood VC, Pear VC, Uncork Capital, and Cota Capital.

Quadric’s platform is capable of handling neural backbones alongside classical dynamic data-parallel algorithms in a unified architecture. Whilst most other...

BrainChip brings neuromorphic edge AI chips to market

BrainChip Akida AKD1000 Processor

Edge AI firm BrainChip has brought its Akida AKD1000 processor to commercial markets following its usage in a new Mercedes-Benz concept electric car in January.

The Mercedes Vision EQXX, promoted as “the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built”, uses the Akida chip for in-cabin keyword spotting.

BrainChip’s products are specialised to learn like the human brain through neuromorphic AI architecture, a niche that helped the company grow in recognition last...

Deeplite platform accelerates AI on Arm CPUs through quantisation

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Deeplite, a Canadian AI software company, has unveiled its Deeplite Runtime (DeepliteRT) platform that makes AI models smaller and faster without compromising accuracy.

Thanks to quantisation, customers will benefit from reduced power consumption and the ability to use existing Arm CPUs to run AI models with GPU-level performance.

AI optimisation’s importance is growing in an industry where edge devices are increasingly being turned to. Making AI models run on small...

NVIDIA unveils 200 trillion operations per second edge AI accelerator

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NVIDIA debuted the latest version in its AI accelerator series for robotics and edge devices at its GTC event on November 9, the Jetson AGX Orin.

The new model is built on NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture and can process up to 200 trillion operations per second, six times the capacity of its predecessor.

The company's Jetson series of products are used in a diverse range of edge and AI devices for a wide variety of use cases.

NVIDIA’s VP and general manager of...

Vecow and Blaize partner on workstation-grade edge AI

Vecow ECX-2400 AI

Vecow, an embedded PC company, is launching a new AI-powered edge computing solution in partnership with AI edge firm Blaize.

The Vecow ECX-2400 AI Computing System has been designed to use the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) based Xplorer AI accelerator to deliver much improved AI performance with higher system reliability, lower power consumption, and faster time-to-market.

The system is intended for industrial applications such as smart AOI, public security,...

Andes Technology and Cyberon work together on edge-computing voice recognition

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Embedded speech solution provider, Cyberon, and Andes Technology, a supplier for high efficiency, low-power 32/64-bit RISC-V processor cores, have collaborated on the edge-computing voice recognition solution, Cyberon DSpotter.

As part of the partnership, the companies will explore Andes DSP-capable RISC-V CPU cores, such as D25F and comprehensive software development environment to provide a cost-effective, high performance, and easy-to-deploy solution.

The development...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...

XCO gains funding for chronic disease edge computing tech

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XCO Tech, a specialist in movement, biometric & cognition tracking technology, has confirmed it will receive advisory services and funding of up to $1m (£720,000) from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) over three years.

The cash will be used to advance research and development of embedded AI-based technologies for chronic disease assessment and monitoring. 

The use of funds includes support of XCO's role...

CyberLink AI and ASUS edge computing unite for retail IoT solution

CyberLink FaceMe

CyberLink Corp., an AI and facial recognition company, has integrated its FaceMe AI facial recognition engine with ASUS's Tinker Board 2 computer to help improve security and contactless experiences in retail, public services, and hospitality.

CyberLink’s FaceMe developer kit is a cross-platform AI facial recognition engine ranked as one of the most accurate in the world. Optimised for IoT hardware, FaceMe seeks to bring highly accurate and flexible facial recognition...