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    The AI chip startup explosion is already here!

    Very nice article from TechCrunch. Not only are AI chip startups popping up all over, existing chip companies are AI enabling their silicon which eats up wafers for both logic and memory, absolutely.

    All eyes may have been on Nvidia this year as its stock exploded higher thanks to an enormous amount of demand across all fronts: gaming, an increased interest in data centers, and its major potential applications in AI. But while Nvidia’s stock price and that chart may have been one of the more eye-popping parts of 2017, a year when AI continued its march toward being omnipresent in technology, something a little more subtle was happening in the AI world that may have even deeper ramifications. This year, an array of startups that are all working on their own variations of hardware that will power future devices built on top of AI received enormous amounts of funding. Some of these startups have nowhere near a massive install base (or have yet to ship a product) but already appear to have no trouble raising financing.

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    The AI chip startup explosion is already here | TechCrunch

    Cerebras Systems (valued at $900m)
    Graphcore (raised $80M)
    Cambricon Technology (valued at $1B)
    Groq (Raised $10M)
    Mythic (Raised $10M)
    Horizon Robotics (Raised $100M)
    Thinkforce ($68M)

    Just to name a few....

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    Now available in print or Kindle: "Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors In Our Devices"

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    Oh man, and I am friends with the Wave CEO..... Definitely Wave Computing. Here is another list which includes Wave:

    Chips for Machine Learning (part I)
    Chips for Machine Learning (Part II)

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    Now available in print or Kindle: "Mobile Unleashed: The Origin and Evolution of ARM Processors In Our Devices"

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    Lots of opportunity, especially at the edge. NVIDIA is dominant in training but too expensive for inference where stripped down low power architectures are more interesting

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    Mythic, an Austin-based microchip maker, announced Tuesday that it has received $40 million in venture funding:

    Austin-based Mythic Gets $40 Million in Funding - SiliconHills

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