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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.


BrainChip Partners with MegaChips to Develop Next-Generation Edge-Based AI Solutions

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BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BCHPY) a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology and the world's first commercial producer of neuromorphic AI chips and IP, today announced that MegaChips, a pioneer in the ASIC industry, has licensed BrainChip Akida IP to enhance and grow its technology positioning for next-generation, Edge-based AI solutions. A multibillion-dollar global fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, MegaChips provides chip solutions that fulfill various requirements, including low power consumption, cost and time to market, while achieving breakthrough functions and performance by fusing knowledge of Large Scale Integrations and applications for problems in device development. By partnering with BrainChip, MegaChips is able to quickly and easily maintain its industry innovator status by supplying solutions and applications that leverage the Akida revolutionary technology in markets such as automotive, IoT, cameras, gaming and industrial robotics. "As a trusted and loyal partner to market leaders, we deliver the technology and expertise they need to ensure products are uniquely designed for their customers and engineered for ultimate performance," said Tetsuo Hikawa, President and CEO of MegaChips. "Working with BrainChip and incorporating their Akida technology into our ASIC solutions service, we are better able to handle the development and support processes needed to design and manufacture integrated circuits and systems on chips that can take advantage of AI at the Edge."


BrainChip launches neuromorphic process for AI at the edge

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Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? BrainChip today announced the commercialization of its Akida neural networking processor. Aimed at a variety of edge and internet of things (IoT) applications, BrainChip claims to be the first commercial producer of neuromorphic AI chips, which could deliver benefits in ultra-low power and performance over conventional approaches. As AI has continued to grow over the last few years, it's expected that AI at the edge will become a bigger portion of the market. This is known as the artificial intelligence of things.


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 Goes to the Edge and Beyond at Edge AI Summit November 15-18, 2021

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Company executives will host a roundtable discussion, present to session attendees and participate on a panel about how neuromorphic computing addresses the challenges at the edge. The Edge AI Summit aids enterprise adopters, OEMs, AI software and hardware providers in their pursuit of deploying AI at the edge by helping them form partnerships that will improve the performance of embedded hardware, optimize models and compress workloads to enable high-performing and low-footprint AI to exist at the edge. "With the acceleration of AI at the edge, what better place to demonstrate the capabilities of our Akida advanced neuromorphic architecture than at the Edge AI Summit," said Mankar. "We are at the stage where evangelizing our approach to this emerging market opportunity is being replaced by our introduction of a production version of the Akida chip. I know Rob and I are eager to present and discuss the possibilities of AI at the edge as well as how Akida will revolutionize the industry in a way that existing technologies are not capable of."