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10 AI Chip Startups You Should Know

<p>Around 2018, the <a href="https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/battle-ai-processors-begins-2018/212131505757984" target="_blank">AI processor race</a> fully heated up with big names like <a href="https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/nvidias-latest-embedded-solution-brain-smarter-robots/172127063759957" target="_blank">Nvidia</a>, <a href="https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/edge-tpu-google-brings-ai-embedded-mobile-devices/50996999059174" target="_blank">Google</a>, Microsoft, Arm, and <a href="https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/qualcomms-latest-chip-wants-be-most-powerful-cloud-based-ai/129866657760599" target="_blank">Qualcomm</a> throwing their hat into the ring and unveiling various chip hardware solutions for AI applications.</p><p>But the Linley Group’s recent 2020 Spring Processor Conference was a coming out party for the next generation of AI processors. Several new startups have emerged in the last few years, all creating brand new chip hardware that is purpose-made for AI. Some are even making claims to innovations and breakthroughs that go well beyond what the big names have achieved thus far.</p><p>Here are 10 startups leading the next generation of AI chips.</p>
New technologies require new chip architectures. Here are a few startups leading the way in creating chips optimized for AI.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

 
 

 

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