Beijing, China, August 6, 2021 – recently, AI core technology, an artificial intelligence vision chip R & D and basic computing platform company, announced the completion of a + round of financing, with a total amount of hundreds of millions of yuan. This round of financing is jointly led by Wei Hao Chuangxin and meituan. GGV Jiyuan capital, meituan Longzhu, Feng Yuan capital, yuanhepuhua, Shixi capital, Tianchuang capital and Cheng Congwu, founder of Gaode map, continue to invest by the original shareholders. The current round of financing funds will be used for subsequent development such as product R & D, market development, product mass production and business landing.
Qiu Xiaoxin, CEO of Aixin technology, said: “Thank the a + round investors for their support and trust in Aisin technology. As an AI basic computing platform company focusing on the edge and end sides, Aisin will continue to layout the edge computing application field, continue to build differentiated artificial intelligence vision chips, promote the mass production and implementation of new AI chips, and provide stable supply guarantee and full stack solutions for partners. In the future , we hope to further empower multiple scenarios such as aiot, consumer electronics and intelligent driving, meet the rising demand for intelligent upgrading in the process of China’s “new infrastructure” construction through independent R & D and innovation, change the world with “vision” and become an enabler of intelligent life. “
Founded in May 2019, Aisin technology focuses on the research and development of artificial intelligence vision processing chips with high performance and low power consumption, and independently develops neural network processors for reasoning acceleration. In December 2020, ax630a, the first AI chip independently developed by Aisin technology, has reached mass production status. This artificial intelligence vision chip for edge side and end side applications, with the deep combination of algorithm and hardware, can provide high-quality video image quality, support physical examination, face recognition and other AI vision tasks.
In terms of product performance, ai-isp technology of Aisin technology has brought many core advantages, such as strong dark light image and video processing ability, intelligent analysis ability in dense scenes, multi-channel video structured processing ability, etc. it can be widely used in smart city, smart retail, smart community, smart home, Internet of things devices and other scenes, with broad application prospects.
In May this year, at the 11th Songshan Lake China IC Innovation Summit Forum hosted by the integrated circuit design branch of China Semiconductor Industry Association, ax630a was selected into the “list of domestic IC promotion products most needed in China” by virtue of its differentiated characteristics of high computing power, low power consumption and excellent image quality. Recently, Aisin technology also successively appeared in the “smart chip definition industry future forum” of 2021 world Artificial Intelligence Conference and 2021 China integrated circuit design Innovation Conference and IC Application Expo to show the outside world its own technical strength and excellent product performance. After the ax630a entered mass production, the second chip independently developed by Aisin technology has also been returned and successfully lit. Excellent technical strength, differentiated product advantages and sustainable layout strategy are the important reasons why Aisin is favored by the market.
Liang long, managing director of Weihao Chuangxin, said: “The next outlet of artificial intelligence lies in the high integration of algorithms, hardware and systems. Love core has built a solid infrastructure from the beginning to provide a high-quality platform for the upcoming AI world, promote the mutual integration of multiple sensors, and make aiot, mobile phones, intelligent driving and other tracks look new because of this integration.”
Zhu Wenqian, vice president of meituan strategy and investment, said: “With the reduction of hardware cost, a large amount of data is generated on the edge side of the network. It is expected that the computing power on the edge side will exceed that on the cloud in the future, which is just in line with the product application scenario of love chip. The team led by Dr. Qiu Xiaoxin has a leader in the field of AI and ISP chips, redefined the whole image processing system by defining hardware through software, and the performance index of the first chip The standard has excellent performance. We continue to be optimistic about the landing and development potential of the company’s products in the field of vehicle and consumer electronics. “
Fu Jixun, managing partner of GGV Jiyuan capital, said: “Aixin technology team has the world’s advanced algorithms, IP, SOC, mass production and product capabilities. The core team has an average of more than 20 years of industry experience and has a deep accumulation in the field of artificial intelligence and chips. The real value creation of artificial intelligence technology in all walks of life is inseparable from the innovation of underlying hardware. As a domestic artificial intelligence chip company with great development potential, Aixin The market space for chip technology is very broad. We believe that under the leadership of the founder Dr. Qiu, the love chip technology team will continue to make breakthroughs and eventually become a world-class chip company, making continuous contributions to the development of all walks of life. “
At present, China’s scientific and technological development is in the golden period of “artificial intelligence + semiconductor”, and the demand in smart cities, smart homes, intelligent manufacturing and other fields is very strong. In the future, on the basis of ensuring the spot supply of ax630a, Aixin technology will continue to develop more differentiated products, adapt to the complex application environment at the end and edge sides, cover the high, medium and low-end markets, provide partners with a full stack AI vision understanding solution with perfect industrial links, enable all walks of life to realize intelligent development and truly realize “Ai changes life”.