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UNISOC licences Imagination's neural-network accelerator

by on05 December 2019

For mid-high range mobile devices, TV and other markets

Imagination Technologies says that that fabless semiconductor company, UNISOChas licenced its latest generation of neural-network accelerator (NNA), IMG Series3NX for use in future system-on-chips (SoCs) targeting mid-high range mobile devices and tellies.

UNISOC previously integrated Imagination’s Series2NX AI core into its mobile platform. The combination of Imagination’s NNA technology and UNISOC’s chip and system designs capabilities has already resulted in benchmark leading performance.

Steve Evans, executive vice president PowerVR Product, Imagination Technologies, said: “UNISOC has already shown that they are a leader in neural network acceleration in mobile, and we are excited they are taking our technology into the 5G market space.”

Eric Zhou, SVP, UNISOC, said: “Having already integrated Imagination’s Series2NX AI technology into silicon proves that Imagination has leading AI technology. We’re delighted to deepen our strategic partnership and enable artificial intelligence capabilities for commerce, medical care, home, education and more.”

For those who came in late, IMG Series3NX is an embedded solution for hardware acceleration of neural networks in the market. It followed the successful Series3NX and provides scalability for SoC manufacturers to optimise compute power and performance across a range of embedded markets such as automotive, mobile, smart surveillance and IoT edge devices.

Thanks to architectural enhancements, including lossless weight compression, the Series3NX architecture benefits from a 40 per cent boost in performance in the same silicon area over the previous generation, giving SoC manufacturers a nearly 60 per cent improvement in performance efficiency and a 35 per cent reduction in bandwidth, Imagination said.

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