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BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits

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Akida NSoC and intellectual property enable a wide array of edge AI capabilities that include continuous learning and inference.


BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits

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Akida NSoC and intellectual property enable a wide array of edge AI capabilities that include continuous learning and inference. BrainChip is offering two development kits both including the AKD1000 chip on a mini-PCI board: an X86 Shuttle PC development kit as well as an ARM-based Raspberry Pi development kit. "Offering development kits is not only a major step towards full commercialization, it's also an exciting opportunity to see how our partners and future customers will put Akida to work in environments and scenarios like consumer electronics, industrial applications, aerospace and defense systems, healthcare and medical devices, automotive technology, and more," said Anil Mankar, BrainChip co-founder and chief development officer. "We believe the AKD1000 silicon, or the licensing of Akida in a configurable IP format, will lead to major changes in industries using AI at the edge because of its performance, security, low power requirements, and mainly Akida's ability to perform AI training and learning on the device itself, without dependency on the cloud." Development kits for Akida-based applications and solutions evolving to production status are a step toward joining the neuromorphic revolution for edge AI applications.


BrainChip Launches the Akida Early Access Program

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 15, 2020 -- BrainChip Holdings Ltd announced an Early Access Program (EAP) for the Akida neural processor System-on-Chip (SoC). The EAP has been targeted at specific customers in a diversity of end markets for early adoption of the Akida device. Since announcing the start of wafer fabrication in April 2020, the demand for evaluation systems, including engineering prototypes, has been significant. In response to this demand, BrainChip has established an EAP for select partners to ensure availability of initial devices and evaluation systems for key applications. Multiple customers have committed to the advanced purchase of evaluation systems for a range of strategic Edge applications including ADAS/AV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Edge vision systems and factory automation.


BrainChip Receives Akida Chips from Socionext America

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The chips were manufactured at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from a production mask set provided in May 2021. This mask set follows the successful production of engineering samples from the Company's Multi-Project Wafers (MPW), received in August of 2020, and the subsequent delivery of evaluation boards. SNA supported all assembly and test operations for the Akida devices, including a review of the TSMC Process Control Monitoring (PCM) data, assembly, device electrical testing, and simulation correlation. These Akida devices will support BrainChip's Early Access Program (EAP) customers, future customers with whom the Company has engaged using the BrainChip software development environment MetaTF and others which have existing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and seek performance improvements in terms of power consumption, design flexibility, and true learning at the edge. "As a company our goal has been to put our chips and IP into the hands of customers and partners so they in turn can transform edge AI for implementations like home automation, industrial IoT, security and cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and leveraging sensor technology for objects, sound, odor, taste, vibration and more," said Rob Telson, BrainChip vice president of sales and marketing.


BrainChip Receives Akida Chips from Socionext America

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WIRE)--BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology, today announced it has received the first batch of Akida chips from its manufacturing run from Socionext America (SNA). The chips were manufactured at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from a production mask set provided in May 2021. This mask set follows the successful production of engineering samples from the Company's Multi-Project Wafers (MPW), received in August of 2020, and the subsequent delivery of evaluation boards. SNA supported all assembly and test operations for the Akida devices, including a review of the TSMC Process Control Monitoring (PCM) data, assembly, device electrical testing, and simulation correlation. These Akida devices will support BrainChip's Early Access Program (EAP) customers, future customers with whom the Company has engaged using the BrainChip software development environment MetaTF and others which have existing Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and seek performance improvements in terms of power consumption, design flexibility, and true learning at the edge.