Wuqi Tech Launches Four Advanced AI-IoT Chips
Chongqing Wuqi Tech will launch four artificial intelligence (AI) Internet of Things (IoT) chips: a 3D-structured light face-recognition chip—WQ5007; a local noise-reduction and voice-recognition chip—WQ5106; an AI power-efficiency management chip—WQ5201; and a power calculation and communication chip—WQ3021.
The WQ5007, the second chip independently developed by Wuqi Tech, can achieve 3D facial recognition function without a high-performance CPU. It features ultra-low power consumption, powerful calculation, short start-up time and high integration. The WQ5106 is based on industry-leading microphone array technology, far-field noise reduction speech interaction, local speech recognition and features extraction. The WQ5201 is suitable for multiple applications, featuring a neural processing unit (NPU) that supports common neural network models. The WQ3021, with its added AI system-on-chip (SoC), can be widely used in power systems.
Graphene Nobel Prize Winner and G-CVD Set up New Company
Der Future’s holding subsidiary Xiamen G-CVD will jointly invest in a new venture with Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Konstantin Novoselov and his team. Together, they will form Xiamen Yingxi New Material Technology Ltd., to improve Xiamen’s core competitiveness in new material areas.
The joint company will mainly focus on application of graphene smart wearables, energy materials, devices and functional coatings, and industrialization of 2D semiconductor materials.
Microtera Acquires 10 Million Yuan Pre-A Financing
Microtera Semiconductor Technologies has acquired 10 million yuan in pre-A financing. Beijing-based Microtera was founded in 2016, and focuses on high-performance analog signal-chain chip design and providing system solutions. The company’s high-performance chips for 5G base stations and data centers have been developed and tested, and products in volume production are being used by core customers.