POLYN Technology Accepted into Silicon Catalyst Incubator Program
Plans to accelerate introduction of ultra-low-power AI semiconductor solutions for on-sensor data pre-processing
Caesarea, Israel, September 29, 2022 – POLYN Technology, a provider of innovative Neuromorphic Analog Signal Processing technology and ultra-low-power Tiny AI chips for sensor applications, announced today its acceptance to Silicon Catalyst, a unique semiconductor incubator headquartered in the Silicon Valley.
As part of the incubation program, POLYN will have access to a wealth of semiconductor process technology, IP, and EDA tools, along with expert services and guidance by Silicon Catalyst’s extensive network of partners and advisors. This is expected to accelerate engagements with product vendors and semiconductor companies focusing on neuromorphic analog IC development and embedded systems for the Health 4.0 and Industry 4.0 segments.
The collaboration also broadens POLYN’s opportunities related to industry infrastructure and enables the company to better engage the market to integrate its innovative technology and cooperate with new partners for the next generation of sensor nodes, according to Aleksandr Timofeev, founder and CEO of POLYN.
POLYN’s NASP (Neuromorphic Analog Signal Processing)-based Tiny AI inference solutions are ideally suited for always-on smart devices performing sensor data pre-processing in a wide variety of Edge AI applications, including human health monitoring, hearing assistance, and machine condition monitoring.
“POLYN’s mission is to collaborate with leading semiconductor vendors, industry partners, and entrepreneurs to introduce next-generation sensor solutions for wearables, hearables, and IIoT predictive maintenance. Our team of deep learning and chip design experts with experience in such industry giants as Cadence, Intel, LG, Marvell, Sony, and Tower Semiconductor, successfully released the first NASP Test Chip, demonstrating proof of the technology’s brain-mimicking architecture and tools. It is the first Tiny AI true analog design to be used next to sensors,” Timofeev said. “By being part of the Silicon Catalyst community and its huge portfolio of partners, we expect to accelerate our plans to improve cost, time to market and reach of our unique technology.”
“Silicon Catalyst’s mission is to assist innovative semiconductor startups in their journey to success,” added Moshe Zalcberg, Silicon Catalyst’s General Partner in Israel. “POLYN offers a disruptive technology that will make a major impact in several key markets, and we’re happy to partner with Aleksandr and his team in making this a reality.”
POLYN Technology is a fabless semiconductor company, supplying ultra-low-power, high-performance Neuromorphic Analog Signal Processing (NASP) technology, IP and Tiny AI chips based on NASP. POLYN’s Neural-Net-To-Chip automation tools support the fast and cost-effective development of tailored Tiny AI solutions, which perform AI computations on-device. The technology and products enable a wide range of edge AI applications with power consumption, accuracy, size, and cloud connectivity constraints, like wearables, Industry 4.0, Connected Health 4.0, Smart Home and more. POLYN Technology was founded in 2019. The company is registered in London and headquartered in Israel.
About Silicon Catalyst
Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions – including Photonics, IP, MEMS, sensors, materials and life science – building a large coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 700 startup companies worldwide have engaged with Silicon Catalyst, and we have admitted 85 exciting companies. With a world-class network of mentors to advise start-ups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies start-ups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. Silicon Catalyst has been named the Semiconductor Review’s 2021 Top-10 Solutions Company award winner.
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