tinyML Sponsors

Aizip develops artificial intelligence (AI) models for application in the market of the Internet of Things (IoT), i.e., tinyML. Based in Silicon Valley, Aizip provides tinyML models with superior performance, quick turnaround time, and excellent ROI.

The extensive product portfolio at Aizip consists of Aizip Intelligent Vision (AIV), Aizip Intelligent Audio (AIA), Aizip Intelligent Time-Series (AIT), and Aizip Intelligent Module (AIM). Aizip’s robust models handle sophisticated real-world scenarios and are shipping in volume. These models support a comprehensive array of hardware platforms, including MCU, RISC-V, NPU, CPU, DSP, and Linux, among others.

With deep domain expertise covering the full stack of AI system design from data and algorithm, to embedded system and hardware design, Aizip provides the best-in-class AI solutions for the IoT market. The total solutions from Aizip have been delivered to its global customers to make the world intelligent and sustainable.

Analog Devices, Inc. operates at the center of the modern digital economy, converting real-world phenomena into actionable insight with its comprehensive suite of analog and mixed-signal, power management, radio frequency (RF), and digital and sensor technologies. ADI serves 125,000 customers worldwide with more than 75,000 products in the industrial, communications, automotive, and consumer markets. ADI is headquartered in Wilmington, MA. Visit https://www.analog.com

AONDevices (AON) is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2018, headquartered in Irvine, CA.

AON specializes in developing ultra-low power, high accuracy AI processors that enable unprecedented sensing capabilities in battery powered “always on” devices. Its processors enable natural human-machine interface at the device level without compromising battery life or sending any data to the cloud, thus improving user experience and assuring privacy. When featured in devices, such as phones, headsets, wearables, game controllers, toys, vehicles, or in smart home appliances, AON’s technology enables constant sensing to detect multiple concurrent events, such as voice commands, baby cry, gunshot, etc., while also detecting specific motion patterns, such as walking or falling.

AON’s technology and expertise combine AI algorithms and a proprietary neural network architecture with a deep domain understanding of voice, audio, and other sensory algorithms to yield turn-key solutions, optimized for specific product applications.

Arduino is the leading open-source hardware and software company in the world. Born to provide an easy-to-use platform for anyone making interactive projects, Arduino has reached a growing community and adapted to new needs and challenges, branching out into products for IoT, wearables, 3D printing, and embedded environments. As of today, the Arduino community includes approximately 30 million active users. With the Pro Business Unit, Arduino supports companies that are interested in going beyond the concept and rapid prototyping phase, to start mass production with the support of a qualified industrial partner and high-performance technological solutions.

Arm technology is defining the future of computing. Our energy-efficient processor designs and software platforms have enabled advanced computing in more than 240 billion chips and our technologies securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. Together with 1,000+ technology partners, we are enabling artificial intelligence to work everywhere, and in cybersecurity, we are delivering the foundation for trust in the digital world – from chip to cloud. The future is being built on Arm.

Deeplite is enabling AI for everyday life. Deeplite uses AI to automatically make other AI models smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient creating highly compact, high-performance deep neural networks (“DNNs”). The AI can run at the ‘edge’ in vehicles, cameras, sensors, drones, phones and many other devices you use every day. 

 To enable this, Deeplite provides its automated optimization software engine “Deeplite Neutrino”. Neutrino is focused on faster-time-to-market for machine vision AI applications such as image classification, object detection and segmentation. These computer vision applications can now be operational within hours or days rather than months. 

 To compliment Deeplite Neutrino™, Deeplite will be launching its second product in the coming months called DeepliteRT (“DLRT”). This product will make machine vision AI applications even smaller and faster, without compromising accuracy. DLRT will enable an innovative way to run ultra-low bit quantized models on commodity hardware while at the same time keep the accuracy loss as minimal as possible. 

DSP Concepts is the global leader in embedded audio technology and creator of Audio Weaver, the audio development platform that makes audio innovation easy.

DSP Concepts equips and supports engineers with real-time workflows to quickly stand up prototypes, collaborate and modify designs across teams, and deploy to the most popular chipsets from leading semiconductor companies including Analog Devices, MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, Cadence Design Systems, Arm, and others.

Edge Impulse is the leading development platform for edge machine learning used by over 40,000 developers across 65,000 projects worldwide.

Edge Impulse provides the ultimate development experience for tinyML on embedded devices for sensors, audio, and computer vision, at scale. It enables the deployment of highly-optimized ML on hardware ranging from MCUs to CPUs and custom AI accelerators.

With Edge Impulse, developers, engineers, and domain experts are equipped with the tool they need to solve their real-world problems using edge ML. The company specializes in smarter edge solutions for industrial, logistics, consumer, and health, with enterprises building applications for predictive maintenance, asset tracking and monitoring, and human and animal sensing.

Founded in 2021, Fotahub is a technology startup with the focus on building collaborative, Cloud-based, secured and Silicon vendor-neutral OTA service platform and solutions.

Building AIoT and TinyML systems means creating innovation and value. To ensure that value over time, those systems must be updatable. Fotahub guarantees easy deployment and over-the-air update of trained AI models on edge devices. It also keeps track of firmware versions and creates releases regardless of the location of the physical devices. This is crucial in the edge AI and TinyML workflows and fits perfectly within the TinyML MLOPS (Machine Learning Operations) scope. Indeed, Fotahub contributes to easing the burden of long-term maintenance, and ultimately improving the model’s performance in the field.

 

FotaHub helps dramatically reduce time, costs and effort to get AIoT and TinyML systems ready and allows them to evolve over the whole product lifetime.

 

GreenWaves is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2014 and based in Grenoble, France. We design and market ultra low power processors for energyconstrained products such as hearables, wearables, IoT & medical monitoring products.

GreenWaves’ system-on-chips enable companies to develop and bring to market products with new to world features enabled by state of the art machine learning and digital signal processing techniques. Our leading edge development tools enable audio and machine learning developers to productively harness the power of GAP processors.

GreenWaves GAP9 processor powers features such as neural network based noise removal and adaptive noise cancellation, multi-channel spatial sound and listening enhancement technologies in next generation earbuds and headphones with market leading energy efficiency.

Grovety is a software design house with an intense background of 30 years in embedded firmware, SDKs, drivers, protocols, all the way down to low-level programming. With a team of 40 highly capable engineers and architects experienced in solving the most complex tasks in dozens of international projects, the Grovety team specializes in NN accelerators and other special-purpose chips (MCU / DSP / FPGA / TPU), staying focused on LLVM and TVM frameworks.

For Arm-based AI chipmakers
– TVM and LLVM adaptation for efficient AI tasks performance on your hardware platform

For Arm-based AI chips users
– Optimize your neural network inference for a needed hardware platform.
– Execution infrastructure deployment.
– Neural network optimization for a target processor.
– OTA updates infrastructure design.
– Neural network and hardware platform selection for optimal performance/cost ratio.
– Remote Continuous Integration on the real hardware set-up and support.

 

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions dedicated to display imaging processing for consumer electronics brands worldwide.

Where state-of-the-art Edge AI applications continue to be faced with large constraints in computing power, embedded memory, and power supply, Himax’s WE-I Plus ultralow-power microprocessor is designed to address all these considerations. In addition, WE-I Plus is equipped with a proprietary sensor interface that seamlessly links with Himax’s ultra-low-power AoS (Always-on Sensor) to support fast wake-up for quick sensor image capture.

WE-I Plus is now adapted to a wide range of computer vision applications that allow the digital world to interact with the real world. It has been well received in these user scenarios: automatic meter reading, object detection, people counter, smart doorbell, occupancy management, digital signage, smart video conference, gesture recognition, etc.

IBM discovers, designs, and develops advanced information technology, including AI and machine learning, and translates that into value for their clients through their consulting services

Imagimob is a startup driving innovation at the forefront of Edge AI and tinyML enabling the intelligent products of the future. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the company has been serving global customers within the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, and lifestyle industries since 2013. In 2020, Imagimob launched SaaS Imagimob AI for the end-to-end development of Edge AI applications for devices with constrained resources. Imagimob AI guides and empowers users throughout the entire development journey. Dedicated to staying on top of the latest research, the Imagimob team is always thinking new and thinking big.

itemis AG is an independent IoT-software and IT consulting company for the development of smart products and services. It offers their customers from a wide range of industries individual solutions for enterprise applications as well as software tools for the development of embedded systems to generally simplify digitization and accelerate the go-to-market of their customers. In doing so, itemis closes the gap between product and software development with its portfolio:

This portfolio consists of the following unique IoT solutions familiy, YAKINDU with ist solutions Security Analyst, Traceability, and Statechart Tools. Other pillars of the itemis offerings are IoT-solutions engineering, cloud and enterprise consulting for efficient software development projects, and advanced system engineering.

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the low power programmable leader. We solve customer problems across the network, from the Edge to the Cloud, in the growing communications, computing, industrial, automotive and consumer markets. Our technology, long-standing relationships, and commitment to world-class support lets our customers quickly and easily unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure and connected world.

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Nota AI is a tech startup with a focus on optimizing AI models with its main platform, NetsPresso (https://www.netspresso.ai/), and develops diverse edge AI solutions including an intelligent transportation system and a low-powered driver monitoring system.
Nota’s NetsPresso is a proprietary hardware-aware AI model optimization platform that automates the development process for lightweight computer vision AI models. NetsPresso significantly reduces the time and resources that are required to develop an AI model and optimizes the model for target hardware to enable deployment in production. NetsPresso consists of the following modules: Model Search, Compression Toolkit, and Model Packaging.
Nota is an NVIDIA Inception Premier Member and Arm AI Ecosystem partner.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables a smarter, safer and more sustainable world through innovation. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 31,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $11.06 billion in 2021.

Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems.

The company developed a breakthrough Event-Based Vision approach to machine vision. This new vision category allows for significant reductions of power, latency, and data processing requirements to reveal what was invisible to traditional frame-based sensors until now. Prophesee’s patented Metavision® sensors and algorithms mimic how the human eye and brain work to dramatically improve efficiency in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, mobile, and AR/VR. Prophesee is based in Paris, with local offices in Grenoble, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Silicon Valley.

The company is driven by a team of more than 100 visionary engineers, holds more than 50 international patents, and is backed by leading international equity and corporate investors including 360 Capital Partners, European Investment Bank, iBionext, Inno-Chip, Intel Capital, Renault Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Sinovation, Supernova Invest, Xiaomi.

Learn more: www.prophesee.ai.

Qeexo is the first company to automate end-to-end machine learning for embedded edge devices (Cortex M0-M4 class). Qeexo was originally founded as an ML application company delivering applications to the smartphone market. Qeexo created an automation process and tooling (AutoML tool) to scale AI/ML application deployment due to high demand from multiple phone projects.  Qeexo’s one-click, fully-automated Qeexo AutoML platform allows customers to leverage sensor data to rapidly build machine learning solutions for highly constrained environments with applications in industrial, IoT, wearables, automotive, mobile, and more. Over 300 million devices worldwide are equipped with AI built on Qeexo AutoML. Delivering high performance, solutions built with Qeexo AutoML are optimized to have ultra-low latency, ultra-low power consumption, and an incredibly small memory footprint.

You can learn more about us on https://qeexo.com.

AI is transforming everything. We are making AI ubiquitous.

Today, more intelligence is moving to end devices, and mobile is becoming the pervasive AI platform. Building on the smartphone foundation and the scale of mobile, Qualcomm envisions making AI ubiquitous—expanding beyond mobile and powering other end devices, machines, vehicles, and things. We are inventing, developing, and commercializing power-efficient on-device AI, edge cloud AI, and 5G to make this a reality.

Renesas Electronics delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future.

At Schneider Electric, we are committed to solving real-world problems to create a sustainable, digitized, new electric future.

We combine our long-standing manufacturing and domain expertise with cutting-edge innovation in AI, machine learning, and deep learning to empower smarter decision-making, agility, and decarbonization. We are transforming energy management and industrial automation with artificial intelligence technologies to create a more sustainable world.”

 

SensiML pioneered software tools for the development of TinyML code for IoT sensor applications. SensiML Analytics Toolkit automates AI and code generation and addresses one of the most common causes of failure in AI projects by supporting data collection and labeling. SensiML provides an end-to-end AI development platform from point-and-click UI model creation to control of the model build and test workflow. With provided examples spanning applications from agricultural machine monitoring to consumer IoT wake word detection, SensiML enables developers to build production-grade smart sensor devices.

Silicon Labs provides silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Our engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity, and simplicity.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and global leader in image sensors.

Sony has recently developed and released AITRIOS™, a new edge AI sensing platform. Combined with the Sony’s unique IMX500 intelligent vision sensor, the AITRIOS platform makes it possible to streamline the development and implementation of AI camera-driven and other sensing solutions. The first step in the service entails providing a one-stop environment that offers various features that will make it easy for partnering solution providers such as AI developers, application developers, camera manufacturers/module integrators, and system integrators to build solutions spanning from edge to cloud.

View AITRIOS : https://www.aitrios.sony-semicon.com/en/

SqueezeBits is building an ecosystem for designing, training, and deploying highly compressed Neural Networks. We provide software stacks for building and computing energy-efficient, light-weight and fast deep learning models on various hardware platforms from edge devices to cloud GPUs.

Many open-sourced libraries support INT8 quantization and inference for faster computation. However, we are not satisfied with INT8 precision. We further compress both weights and activations of AI models to **sub-4-bit** precisions. We have broken down the technical barriers to sub-4-bit quantization with our novel AI model compression techniques and inference engine. Our AI model compression algorithm finds the optimal precision of each layer in a given AI model, reducing inference latency while maintaining model accuracy. Our inference engine enables efficient sub-4-bit computation on various platforms from Arm CPUs to GPUs.

At ST, we are 48,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An integrated device manufacturer, we work with more than 200,000 customers and thousands of partners to design and build products, solutions, and ecosystems that address their challenges and opportunities, and the need to support a more sustainable world. Our technologies enable smarter mobility, more efficient power and energy management, and the wide-scale deployment of the Internet of Things and connectivity. ST is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027.

Synaptics (Nasdaq: SYNA) is changing the way humans engage with connected devices and data, engineering exceptional experiences throughout the home, at work, in the car, and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent system providers who are integrating multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure, and enjoyable. These customers combine Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display, and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, vision, audio, speech, and security processing. Follow Synaptics on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit synaptics.com.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Syntiant Corp. is a leader in delivering end-to-end deep learning solutions for edge deployment. The company’s purpose-built silicon and hardware-agnostic models are being deployed globally to power edge AI speech, audio, sensor, and vision applications across a wide range of consumer and industrial use cases, from earbuds to automobiles. Syntiant’s advanced chip solutions merge deep learning with semiconductor design to produce ultra-low-power, high-performance, deep neural network processors. Syntiant also provides compute-efficient software solutions, with proprietary model architectures and hardware-specific optimizations, that enable world-leading inference speed and minimized memory footprint across a broad range of processors. The company is backed by several of the world’s leading strategic and financial investors including Intel Capital, Microsoft’s M12, Applied Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Atlantic Bridge Capital. More information on the company can be found by visiting www.syntiant.com or by following Syntiant on Twitter @Syntiantcorp or LinkedIn.

Founded in 2018 by a team of world-class experts, TetraMem is poised to deliver the industry’s most disruptive in-memory computing (IMC) technology for edge applications. TetraMem team brings together complementary skill sets and technological know-how ranging from proprietary computing memory devices to novel computing architectures.

tinyVision.ai is a product design and consulting company specializing in low power IoT systems.

Our team has deep expertise in system design and technologies including FPGA’s, microcontrollers, Wifi, Bluetooth, and vision, audio and motion sensors as well as compact, production grade AI models. We are tightly integrated with a local assembly house to provide fast turnaround of hardware.

We provide system design and consulting services from concept through fully integrated product to various startups as well as larger companies like Lattice Semiconductor, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HP with repeat projects.

tinyVision.ai Inc. is a Lattice Semiconductor and Infineon design partner.
Please visit us at www.tinyvision.ai or email us at sales@tinyvision.ai

Wearable Devices is a growth company developing a non-invasive neural input interface in the form of a wrist wearable band for controlling digital devices using subtle finger movements. These digital devices include consumer electronics, smart watches, smartphones, AR glasses, VR headsets, televisions, PCs, laptop computers, drones, robots, etc.