May 17, 2018

Kneron Named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner

Vendors selected for the Cool Vendor report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

Kneron, the leading provider of edge artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has been named as a Cool Vendor in the Edge Computing by Gartner Inc.1. According to the report, “Edge computing continues to gain significance, but its multifaceted nature creates unique challenges for enterprise architecture and innovation leaders.” We believe Kneron is selected for this report as its technologies involve capabilities that can address some of the important challenges that organizations trying to implement edge-based architectures must deal with.

“We are honored to be recognized by Gartner,” said Albert Liu, Kneron’s Founder and CEO.” We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report validates our innovative technology and solutions. We offer a total edge AI solution that integrates software and hardware to our customers to help them develop their products more quickly. Kneron’s edge AI solution enables deep learning in edge devices with no need to connect to the cloud, so some concerns cloud-based AI solutions bring could be addressed, including privacy, reliability, response speed, and efficient use of network bandwidth.”

Kneron’s edge AI solutions include AI-processors neural processing unit (NPU) and visual recognition software which adopts reconfigurable artificial neural network (RANN) technology to enable quick implementation of different AI applications, including face detection and recognition, body and gesture recognition, object recognition, and scene recognition. Kneron NPU allows deep learning networks such as ResNet and YOLO to run on the edge devices, including home appliance, smart surveillance, and smartphones. It provides high computing performance with low power consumption and are small in size. Its power consumption is under 0.5 mW (milliwatts) and can even be less than 5 mW for specific applications.

1Gartner, Cool Vendors in Edge Computing, 2018, Aapo Markkanen et al, 27 April 2018

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