Movidius Beefs up HW Acceleration in AI Chip

Junko Yoshida, EETimes, Aug. 28, 2017 – 

MADISON, Wis. - Announcements about so-called deep learning processors are becoming almost as frequent nowadays as tweets from the White House. As the technology industry's appetite for neural networks grows, so does the demand for powerful, but very low-power inference engines adaptable to a variety of embedded systems.

Against that backdrop, Movidius, a subsidiary of Intel, launched Monday (Aug. 28) its Myriad X vision processing unit, a follow-up, after 18 months, to the Myriad 2.

Asked what separates Myriad X from other deep-learning chips announced in recent months, Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager of Movidius' Intel New Technology Group, told us, "None of those are shipping. Myriad processors are."

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