HangZhou NationalChip Invests in AI Chip
Hangzhou NationalChip today announced that it finished its B round financing of 150 million yuan and is investing in the development of its AI chip. The company is a pioneer in internet-of-things (IoT)-oriented AI chip products based on a proprietary neural network processor architecture. NationalChip leverages its core technologies—an instruction set and compiler—to further cultivate the new frontier of artificial intelligence.
In 2017, NationalChip was the first to introduce an IoT AI chip, GX8010, which features low power and high performance, and is highly integrated. It has been widely accepted by algorithm and network companies.
Founded in 2001, NationalChip focuses on IC design and system solution development in the fields of digital television and home multimedia, as well as artificial intelligence. The company successfully developed and deployed digital-TV-related chip products globally and has become one of the world’s leading set-top box chip suppliers.
Taiwan Strait’s IC Test Service Center Opens in Fujian Pingtan
The opening ceremony for Taiwan Strait’s IC test service center, the first such center in Pingtan, was held Feb. 22, 2019. Wafer testing services will be shared by the first four IC design companies that are joining the center.
Total investment in the center thus far is 10 million yuan. These funds were used to purchase and configure more than 50 pieces of testing equipment. The center will provide wafer testing services for discrete components, analog IC, digital IC, mixed IC chip products and laser trimming.