Established in San Diego in 2015, Kneron provides end-to-end integrated hardware and software solutions that enable on-device edge AI inferencing in mobile devices and personal computers. It can also be used in internet-of-things devices such as smart home tech, surveillance, payments, and smart cars.
Edge AI means that algorithms are processed locally on a specific device. A machine using the technology does not need to be connected to process data and make decisions. While the on-device edge AI industry is still emerging, Kneron said its early investment in the technology has placed it in a position where it can enable AI adoption in mass-market devices.
It also believes that its focus on edge AI solutions that are market-ready is key for investors. Some of its products include the KL520 AI chip, which accelerates neural network models on mass-market devices, and its neural processing units, which provide high-efficiency solutions to low-power machines.
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