Oct 26, 2020

Kneron Prominently listed in Gartner’s New “Tech Innovators in Edge AI” Report

The global research and intelligence group states that “Kneron leverages System-on-Chip innovation to deliver more AI to the edge”.

San Diego, CA, November 3rd, 2020 — In its inaugural report on edge AI, Gartner identified twelve leading innovators in edge AI where technology providers are advancing the space. Of over thirty technology providers, Kneron was selected to represent the AI system-on-chip (SoC) segment.

Kneron offers AI system-on-chips (SoC) powered by a proprietary neural processing unit (NPU), and image and audio AI models that accelerate AI inferencing locally on smart home devices, IP cameras, smart security, and mobile computing devices.

The San Diego based AI company has also started to work in the education space providing textbooks on AI Hardware development as well as AI accelerators that students and developers can use to build their own AI applications.

In the report, the global research group reported that “Kneron is innovating with robust neural processing at the very edge with low power AI “systems on a chip.” Furthermore, they were able to identify that, “By supporting mainstream AI models, Kneron’s technology benefits a wide range of edge use cases across smart home devices, IP cameras, laptops, and driver monitoring systems.”

Most importantly according to the report, “Kneron enables greater AI workloads in disconnected environments at the very edge. This significantly increases the real-time business use cases where edge AI can deliver value and so expands its overall market potential.”

“We’re honored to have been identified as a key player by Gartner along with eleven other astute pioneers in the edge AI space,” said Albert Liu, Kneron’s Founder and CEO. “Gartner is a highly respected research and advisory firm that shapes the knowledge base of many of our clients and potential partners when evaluating technology providers in this cutting edge space.”

To hear from Kneron and other world leaders on the future of edge AI, you can check out their KL720 launch event on their YouTube channel.

The full report is titled “Emerging Technologies: Tech Innovators in Edge AI” and is available directly from Gartner.


About Kneron
Kneron is a San Diego based technology company that was founded in 2015. It develops both hardware and software products, which are used in smart devices to run and power AI applications. Kneron is a single port of call for device manufacturers who want to integrate AI into their products. The products include hardware such as AI chips and software such as AI models, that device manufacturers can use in everything from autonomous cars, all the way down to a smart fridge, doorbell, or any Internet of Things device. Kneron primarily solves three main problems for smart devices running AI — security, energy and cost, thereby enabling AI everywhere and for everyone. Kneron’s solutions are reconfigurable, and will be as efficient at processing image and audio AI models in the future as they are now. It has raised over $70mn to date and is backed by Horizons Ventures, Alibaba, Qualcomm, Sequoia, SparksLab Taipei and more. For further information about Kneron, please visit:
Kneron Prominently listed in Gartner’s New “Tech Innovators in Edge AI” Report | Kneron – Full Stack Edge AI
Kneron Prominently listed in Gartner’s New “Tech Innovators in Edge AI” Report | Kneron – Full Stack Edge AI