SynSense and Prophesee, two leading neuromorphic technology companies, have announced a partnership that will see them develop ultra-low-power solutions for implementing intelligence on the edge for event-based vision applications.
In one chip, the partnership will combine SynSense’s low-power vision SNN processor DYNAP-CNN® with Prophesee’s event-based Metavision® sensors and is focused on developing a line of cost-efficient modules that can be manufactured at high volume.
SynSense has become a major player in commercial neuromorphic computing technology since its founding in 2017. The company produces a line of dedicated event-based vision processors that provide a combination of ultra-low power consumption and low-latency performance. Prophesee is the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems. In October 2021, the company won the VISION Award for its technology.
“We couldn’t be more excited to enter into a strategic partnership with Prophesee”, said Ning Qiao, CEO of SynSense. “Both companies are world leaders in their respective fields. The deep cooperation between us will promote the development of vision-based neuromorphic intelligence and will accelerate the commercialization of neuromorphic technology.
“Applying neuromorphic techniques to vision applications represents large market opportunity in many different sector. A recent report by Yole Développement forecasts that neuromorphic computing and sensing will represent between 15% and 20% of total AI computing revenue in 2035, about a roughly $20B market”, continued Qiao.
The partnership will address the design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of the combined neuromorphic technology, including sensors, processing solutions, software and solutions to enable a range of applications
Through this partnership, SynSense will benefit from Prophesee’s sensing technology and existing network of partners. Prophesee will benefit from what it calls “deep integration” with SynSense’s novel processing technology, and “world-leading” developments in low-power vision applications.
“As IoT applications in smart homes, offices, industries and cities proliferate, there is an increasing need for more intelligence on the edge. Our experience in implementing neuromorphic enabled vision sensing with smart pixel methods complements SynSense’s expertise in neuromorphic processing to make implementing high performance vision more practical.
“Together we can drive the development of highly efficient, lower-cost products that provide more visibility, safety and productivity in a wide range of use cases”, said Luca Verre, CEO and co-founder of Prophesee.
The combined vision processing solution will be co-marketed by both companies and commercialized by SynSense for addressing IoT and Smart Home detection and gesture control applications.
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