Kneron, the leading provider of edge AI solutions, was founded in San Diego in 2015. It provides software and hardware integrated AI solutions, including Neural processing unit (NPU), a dedicated edge AI device processor and a range of visual recognition software. Kneron currently has offices in San Diego, Taipei, Shenzhen and Zhuhai and has partners and customers around the world.

Kneron announced the completion of series A financing in November, 2017. Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and CDIB Capital Group are the lead investors, and Himax Technologies Inc, Qualcomm, Thundersoft, Sequoia Capital (sub fund: Cloudatlas), and CY ZONE are co-investors. Kneron completed its series A1 financing led by Horizons Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Ka-shing Li, in May 2018.

Albert Liu, Kneron's founder and CEO

After graduating from Taiwan Cheng Kung University, Liu was awarded a scholarship from Raytheon and the University of California to join the UC Berkeley/UCLA/UCSD research programs, later received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He has worked in R&D and management positions at Qualcomm, the Samsung Electronics R&D center, MStar and Wireless Information. During his tenure at Qualcomm, he led an R&D team which gained 9 technology patents and won the company ImpaQt research and development award.


Kneron's core team members are from world renowned universities, including UCLA, Beijing Tsinghua, Purdue, Taiwan, and Taiwan Tsinghua. Our staffs are experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and image processing, and many come from prestigious technology companies, such as Samsung, Bell Labs, IBM, Qualcomm and Broadcom.

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