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AONDevices (AON) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in application-specific edge AI processors. The company has developed proprietary neural network processors that deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy in processing of sensory data at ultra-low power in battery powered “always on” devices.

AON’s processors enable natural human-machine interface at the device level without sending data to the cloud, thus improving user experience and privacy. When featured in phones, headsets, wearables, game controllers, toys, or in vehicles, smart home appliances, smart buildings, or industrial applications, AON’s technology allows constant sensing to detect multiple concurrent events. For example, AONVoice™ and AONSens™ cores can simultaneously recognize multiple voice commands and sound events, such as, a baby crying, glass breaking, emergency sirens, machine anomalies and more, while also detecting specific motion patterns, such as walking or falling.

AONDevices is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, CA, founded in 2018 by a group of industry veterans with deep expertise in audio processing and AI. Since inception, AON’s superior technology and solutions are already licensed and in use by tier-1 customers. The company continues to offer IP solutions through licensing while accelerating production of processor products based on its proprietary technology

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Aspinity is the world leader in the design and development of analog processing chips that are revolutionizing the power- and data-efficiency of always-on sensing architectures. By delivering highly discriminating analog event detection, Aspinity’s ultra-low power, trainable and programmable analogML core eliminates the power penalty of moving irrelevant data through the digital processing system, dramatically extending battery life in consumer, IoT, industrial and biometric applications.

 

BrainChip Inc. provides neuromorphic computing solutions, a type of artificial intelligence that is inspired by the biology of the human neuron. The company’s spiking neural network technology can learn autonomously, evolve, and associate information just like the human brain. This digital technology enables applications which require fast operation with ultra-low power consumption. BrainChip provides software and hardware solutions for Smart City, Smart Health, Smart Home, and Smart Transportation applications.

Webex provides cloud-based video conferencing, collaboration, customer experience software, and collaboration devices. At Webex, we start with people and their experiences first. Everything that we conceive, design, and build has inclusivity at its core. With Webex, security, privacy, AI and machine learning are built in. Webex integrates with the world’s leading business and productivity applications, enabling collaboration through a single application and interface. Our cloud-based collaboration platform is purpose built to break down barriers, bring people closer–to their work, each another, and their customers. When the world is more inclusive, it’s good for people, our society, and business.

AI-Driven Optimization to make Deep Neural Networks faster, smaller and energy-efficient from cloud to edge computing.

DSP Group, Inc. develops wireless communications and voice processing chipsets, algorithms, and software solutions for converged communications and smart-enabled devices. Core competencies include, but are not limited to, voice processing. Its technology supports the development and integration of voice user interfaces (VUIs) for applications ranging from smartphones to the smart home. Its Ultra-Low Energy (ULE, per the ULE Alliance) wireless solutions enable low-power, long-range, secure communication applications for the IoT and are distinguished by their native support of two-way voice communication. On-going development efforts include the application of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) hardware and algorithms to address the need for accurate AI solutions at the edge for applications such as sound detection, proximity detection, and acoustic beacons.

The Edge Impulse development platform for embedded machine learning is used by over 1,000 enterprises across 10,000 ML projects worldwide. We are on a mission to enable the ultimate development experience for machine learning on embedded devices for sensors, audio, and computer vision, at scale. We enable the deployment of highly optimized ML on hardware ranging from MCUs to CPUs.

With Edge Impulse, developers, engineers, and domain experts solve problems using machine learning in embedded solutions. We specialize in industrial and professional applications including predictive maintenance, asset tracking and monitoring, and human and animal sensing.

EdgeCortix Inc. is a leading provider of artificial intelligence hardware acceleration solutions, specially designed for edge computing scenarios. The Company’s revolutionary new Dynamic Neural Accelerator (DNA) architecture is a reconfigurable, highly scalable and power-efficient data-flow based AI processor design. DNA, when combined with the company’s proprietary deep learning compiler, enables easy deployment of neural network models with high energy-efficiency and low-latency on custom system-on-chips or FPGAs. The Company provides software and hardware acceleration solutions that address the high-performance and low-latency requirements in advanced driver assistive systems, autonomous vehicles, gaming, financial technology, cybersecurity, industrial robotics and other advanced vision systems.

emza is an Israeli company dedicated to the development of visual sensors that include machine-vision algorithms and specific architectures to enable always-on visual sensing

Our visual sensors are applicable to a variety of markets and functions – from face recognition on notebooks, intruder’s detection in smart home security systems, through count of people in smart buildings to people awareness and profiling, for connected home appliances.

emza was acquired by HiMax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX) in April 2018, a supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products.  With the acquisition, emza is positioned to deliver IoT solutions which integrate Himax’s CMOS technology and ASIC designs with emza’s computer vision machine learning (ML) algorithms.

Eta Compute creates energy-efficient AI endpoint solutions that enable sensing devices to make autonomous decisions in energy-constrained environments in smart infrastructure and buildings, consumer, medical, retail, and a diverse range of IoT applications.

GrAI Matter Labs has created an AI Processor for use in edge devices like drones, robots, surveillance cameras, and more that require real-time intelligent response at low power. Inspired by the biological brain, its computing architecture utilizes sparsity to enable a design which scales from tiny to large-scale machine learning applications.

Meet GreenWaves Technologies.

tinyML Summit. Panel discussion. March 23 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Martin Croome, VP of Marketing at GreenWaves, will be talking about “A real application of tinyML in Intelligent Building Sensors”.

GreenWaves Technologies is a fabless semiconductor start-up designing embedded processors for interpreting and transforming rich data sources such as images, sounds and more in highly power-constrained devices such as hearables, wearables and IoT sensors.

Our second generation GAP9 processor enables state of the art digital signal processing features like adaptive active noise cancellation, spatial sound, and AI based voice enhancement in hearable devices such as Truly Wireless Stereo earbuds.
GAP8 – our first generation product in production now enabling a new generation of IoT Sensors.

The company is headquartered just outside Grenoble, France.

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.

 

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Himax Technologies, Inc. provides semiconductor solutions specialized in computer vision for consumer electronics brands worldwide. Our design and engineering expertise, combined with our focus on customer service and close relationships with semiconductor manufacturing service providers, has contributed to our success.

WE-I Plus, an AI accelerator-embedded ASIC platform for ultra-low power applications, is designed to develop and deploy convolutional neural networks (CNN)-based machine learning (ML) models on battery-powered AIoT applications. Sensor fusion applications have brought greater convenience to people’s lives by enabling motion sensing, human presence detection, people counting, face detection, speech recognition, etc. Integrating an always-on image sensor with an AI processor which supports the Google Tensor flow lite for microcontrollers framework, WE-I Plus removes the barriers of AI algorithm development.

Our AI vision and sensor fusion solution is designed for predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, asset tracking, and occupancy detection applications where power efficiency, bandwidth optimization, and privacy are key requirements.

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Hammer of the Gods (HOTG) makes it possible to develop, deploy, and manage apps and models (tinyML apps) on constrained devices. In the next few years, we are expecting a quadratic growth in sensors (especially Arm/Nvidia based devices) and data (5G) resulting in the need for a massive number of developers. HOTG is building the developer tools and the infrastructure layer to bring developers to the intersection of AI, hardware, and tinyML software.

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.

Connecting the real and the digital world

At Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. Ranked one of the global top 10 semiconductor companies, we play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world.

 

Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analogue, and mixed-signal applications.

Based in Menlo Park, CA, Latent AI, Inc. is an early-stage venture spinout of SRI International, dedicated to building solutions that enable the adaptive edge to transform AI processing. Latent AI is funded by Steve Jurvetson, from Future Ventures and Autotech Ventures, with support from Fortune 500 clients. The Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform (LEIP™) brings AI to the edge by optimizing for compute, energy, and memory without requiring changes to existing AI/ML infrastructure and frameworks. The company is founded by Jags Kandasamy and Sek Chai. They bring decades of combined industry experience and R&D expertise in machine learning AI (lifelong learning), computer vision, embedded systems, IoT applications, and efficient computing.

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, relationships, and commitment to support lets our customers unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure and connected world.

Maxim Integrated, now part of Analog Devices, creates solutions to help engineers deliver smarter products. You may know us for power management, security, or interface products, but did you know that we also introduced an AI-at-the-edge processor? The MAX78000 includes a CNN accelerator to run inferences at the edge to support high-speed and low-power applications. Our AI solutions enable vision for small battery devices and are ready to change the game and cut AI’s power cord.

Neuton’s SaaS based zero code AutoML solution enables the non-Data Scientist and Data Scientist alike to build tiny and explainable models without compromising accuracy.

Our patented Neural Network Framework automatically builds models neuron by neuron creating neural network structures optimized for size and accuracy in a single iteration.

See how Neuton’s compact models (0.26 to 7.5 kB) benchmark against large models (typically 20 kB to 1.5 MB) from other leading neural network frameworks and non-neural algorithms. And to learn about our framework, click here.

Neuton’s models can be embedded into microcontrollers and other small devices, with device limits as challenging as the following characteristics:

  • Energy – 10s-100s mAh
  • Processor < 100 MHz
  • Memory < 100 Kb

With Neuton, TinyML becomes available to the non-Data Scientists and Data Scientist alike by providing the following:

  • SaaS, no-code AutoML solution
  • Build your tiny model online, without coding nor Machine Learning experience
  • Examine the most important statistics in your training data in the context of a single variable, overall data, interconnections, and essential features in relation to the target variable in the dataset
  • Understand and explain predictions with Neuton’s Explainability Office
  • Explore “what if” scenarios for your model
  • Analyze your model quality

The ability to create explainable models automatically for microcontrollers and edge devices without any coding or Machine Learning knowledge – Neuton opens possibilities for smart devices to do complex and powerful computing on the edge.

Build Fast. Build Once. Never Compromise.

Qeexo automates end-to-end machine learning model development for edge devices (e.g. Cortex M0-M4 class MCUs). Its Qeexo AutoML platform allows users to collect, clean, and visualize sensor data to automatically build machine learning models using various algorithms. Solutions built with Qeexo AutoML enable ultra-low latency, ultra-low power consumption, and small-memory-footprint applications which can even run on a Cortex-M0+!

Qeexo AutoML supports machine learning engineering from prototype to production for applications in industrial, IoT, wearables, automotive, mobile, and more.

In addition to launching Qeexo AutoML last June, Qeexo provides machine learning, signal processing, sensor fusion, and embedded computing solutions. Since 2012, Qeexo has commercialized multiple machine learning applications with the world’s leading device manufacturers. Globally, over 400 million devices are equipped with machine learning solutions built by Qeexo.

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.

Reality AI’s product development environment is designed for Edge AI / Tiny ML using sensors. Tools that generate TinyML models without code have become commonplace, but there is much more that machine learning can do for your product. We offer AI-driven technology to help select the best instrumentation, components, and placement options- and to build, optimize and deploy ML models in your product’s firmware. Pre-built Edge AI sensing modules are available or our Reality AI Tools® platform allows you to build your own solution. Whether you are looking for a way to make vehicles safer, detect anomalies, predict maintenance needs, or any other sensor-based use case, we have you covered from data readiness to real-world deployment.

Seeed is the IoT hardware enabler providing services that empower IoT developers to swiftly realize their products. By partnering with technology providers from hardware to the cloud, Seeed offers a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms. With Shenzhen’s extensive and flexible supply chain, Seeed also offers customization and agile manufacturing services, ranging from a single unit to over 10,000 units. Seeed serves the global market from its headquarter in Shenzhen, China, with branch offices in the EU, Japan and US.

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.

At ST, we are 46,000 creators and makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. An independent device manufacturer, we work with more than 100,000 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 5G technology. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

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SynSense builds sensing and inference hardware for ultra-low-power (sub-mW) embedded, mobile and edge devices. We design systems for real-time always-on smart sensing, for audio, vision, bio-signals, and more.

Syntiant Corp. is a provider of tinyML solutions making edge AI a reality for always-on applications in battery-powered devices. The company’s award-winning Neural Decision ProcessorsTM (NDP) bring a highly accurate, ultra-low-power AI interface to always-on image, voice, audio and sensor applications across a wide range of consumer and industrial use cases, including earbuds, wearables, medical devices, mobile phones, laptops, smart home, smart appliances, industrial IoT and automobiles. Its Syntiant® NDP120 processor has been named  “Best Product of the Year” by the tinyML Foundation.

Syntiant’s Core architecture enables machine learning workloads normally run on high-powered application processors or on cloud servers to be performed in the low-power, always-on domain. Designed by applying a co-design hardware/software methodology, Syntiant’s purpose-built devices offer 100x efficiency improvement while providing a 10x increase in throughput compared to current low-power MCU solutions, enabling larger neural networks at significantly lower power. 

TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. Our ecosystem of tools, libraries, and community resources help users push the state-of-the-art in building and deploying ML powered applications.

XMOS was formed in 2005, when a small team assembled to create a fast and flexible microcontroller that would enable designers to respond quickly to diversifying market demand. The first (XS1) and second (xcore-200) generation processors combined software-based I/O capability with digital signal processing (DSP) and control processing. Thus establishing the XMOS reputation in the audio sector.

The company vision then shifted towards AI. Caught between two very different technical and commercial models, Graphcore was formed to focus on server-side AI while XMOS continued the quest towards embedded intelligence (edge-AI). Most recently, XMOS enabled voice applications to become mainstream by releasing the XVF3510 providing a far-field 2-microphone voice interface. This was followed up with the xcore.ai processor for the AIoT that integrates AI, DSP, control, and I/O.

A deep tech company at the leading edge of the intelligent IoT, XMOS addresses the evolving market need for flexible compute to serve an ever-widening range of smart things including voice, imaging, and ambient sensing.

The company’s uniquely flexible xcore processors allow product designers to architect system-on-chip solutions purely in software, enabling faster time to market with differentiated systems that are cost-effective and energy efficient.