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Syntiant Named to 2021’s ‘Best Places to Work in Orange County’

AI Chip Startup Makes List Two Years in a Row

IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2021 — Syntiant, an end-to-end deep learning solutions company bringing an ultra-low-power edge AI interface to always-on image, voice, audio and sensor applications, today announced it has been named as one of the “2021 Best Places to Work in Orange County” by the Orange County Business Journal.

TheBest Places to Work in Orange County” was established to recognize and honor the county’s best places of employment through an in-depth assessment that includes a companywide employee survey.

"This is the second year in a row our company was named as one of the best places to work in Orange County and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Kurt Busch, CEO at Syntiant. “While the company has grown considerably since 2017, our culture of innovation and exceptionalism remain at the heart of Syntiant’s success, which is a direct result of the talented, hardworking and dedicated employees we’re so grateful to have on board.”

Syntiant’s Neural Decision Processors™ (NDPs) are being designed into earbuds, wearables, smart speakers, mobile phones, heath monitoring devices, laptops, monitors and automobiles, as well as other consumer and industrial devices. Designed by applying a clean-sheet, hardware/software co-design methodology that optimizes silicon and deep learning models together, Syntiant’s Core neural network architecture enables devices to be approximately 100x more efficient by providing 10x the throughput over current low-power MCU solutions.

By combining the industry’s most efficient silicon with a data platform and training pipeline, Syntiant provides customers with low-cost, turn-key solutions that put deep learning processing into almost any edge device, free from cloud connectivity, ensuring privacy and security. 

More information regarding the selection process for the “Best Places to Work in Orange County” can be located at

About Syntiant

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Syntiant Corp. is a leader in moving artificial intelligence and machine learning from the cloud to edge devices. Syntiant’s advanced chip solutions merge deep learning with semiconductor design to produce ultra-low-power, high performance, deep neural network processors for always-on applications in battery-powered devices, such as smartphones, smart speakers, earbuds, hearing aids and laptops. The company is backed by several of the world’s leading strategic and financial investors including Intel Capital, Microsoft’s M12, Applied Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Syntiant continues to be recognized as an industry leader, being named to Gartner's April 2020 Cool Vendors in AI Semiconductors; Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020; as well as a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree and CES® 2020 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. More information on the company can be found by visiting or by following Syntiant on Twitter @Syntiantcorp.


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