ARM invests in Taiwan vision-AI startup

May 27, 2021 // By Peter Clarke
ARM invests in Taiwan vision-AI startup
Startup eYs3D Microelectronics Co. Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) has raised US$7 million to support the development of vision AI chips. Investors include ARM, Etron, WI Harper and Marubun Corp.

eYs3D Microelectronics, a silicon-centric fabless design house, said the the money would be used for product development for AI-based autonomous operation, including robotics, security, touchless control, autonomous vehicles, and smart retail.

The company was spun off from Etron Technology in 2016 since when it has provided the market with millions of ICs and other sensory products. ARM will work with eYs3D to focus on the integration of its chips with ARM's CPU/NPU processors.

eYs3D designs processor ICs for vision AI at the edge. The company's design approach embodies algorithms to integrate and manage information from multiple sensor sources including including thermal, active 3D sensing, and neural network perception. This "sensor fusion" approach enables design of systems for applications incorporating visual simultaneous location and mapping (VSLAM), object feature depth recognition and gesture-based commands.

"As we look to the future, enhanced computer vision support plays a key role in ARM's AI architecture and deployment," said Peter Hsieh, chairman of the ARM IoT Fund, in a statement issued by eYs3D.

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www.eys3d.com

www.arm.com

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