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BrainChip Receives Akida Chips from Socionext America


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 Taps Former ARM Executive Antonio J. Viana as Non-Executive Director


ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 28, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power, high-performance artificial intelligence technology, today announced the appointment of Antonio J. Viana as a non-executive director. He joins company founder and CEO Peter van der Made and fellow non-executive directors Emmanuel T. Hernandez and Geoffry Carrick on BrainChip's Board of Directors. "Antonio is a very welcome addition to our Board and brings with him outstanding industry knowledge, contacts and experience," said CEO Peter van der Made. "He will play a substantial and influential role on our Board as BrainChip transitions from an R&D focus to sales and production of our Akida neuromorphic artificial intelligence technology." Mr. Viana currently serves as the executive chairman at QuantalRF AG, an emerging next-generation, front-end RF company developing transformative wireless communication solutions.

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


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."

BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits


WIRE)--BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology, today announced BrainChip will be taking orders of two development kits for its Akida advanced neural networking processor, enabling partners, large enterprises, and OEMs to begin internal testing and validation of Akida's high-performance, small, ultra-low power AI chip. 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."

BrainChip Named Among EE Times' Silicon 100


ALISO VIEJO, Calif., August 26, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology, was recognized as one of the "Startups Worth Watching in 2021" in EE Times' annual Silicon 100 list of global semiconductor technologies. EE Times' 21st revision of the Silicon 100 tracks the pulse of the industry to identify emerging technology trends and developments that hold promise for the future. This year, the publication chose to analyze the Silicon 100 in more detail with 22 categories that run from materials and packaging at a fundamental extreme to quantum computing and security at the highest level of abstraction. BrainChip was recognized in the "Specialist (GPU-Through-AI) Processor, Accelerators" category. Selection of companies to the Silicon 100 is based on criteria including technology, intended market, financial position and investment profile, maturity and executive leadership.