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Syntiant NDP120 Awarded ‘Best Product of the Year' at tinyML Summit

Latest Generation Processor Recognized for Most Significant Technological Advances in the tinyML Marketplace

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2021 – Syntiant Corp., a deep learning chip technology company advancing low-power intelligent voice and sensor processing in edge devices, today announced that its Syntiant® NDP120™ Neural Decision Processor™ (NDP) has been named “Best Product of the Year” by the tinyML Foundation.

“The competition was tough, especially during the final presentations where we were contending against very well-known companies and top technologies,” said Kurt Busch, CEO at Syntiant. “We are deeply honored to win this year’s tinyML best product award for our new NDP120, and very grateful for the exceptional work everyone at the tinyML Foundation has done to make this event so successful.”

The tinyML Foundation’s “Best Product of the Year” is given to the commercial hardware, software or system product that brought the most significant technological advances in the tinyML marketplace.

“We congratulate Syntiant for its NDP120 being named product of year,” said Evgeni Gousev, chairman, board of directors at the tinyML Foundation. “With more than 5000 registered participants representing over a thousand companies and academic institutions from 104 countries, our tinyML Summit flagship event continues to grow strong momentum, providing a platform for the highest quality array of tutorials, keynotes, presentations and awards impacting the tinyML community and low-power edge computing ecosystem.”

The NDP120 is Syntiant’s newest special purpose processor for always-on audio and sensor processing in battery-powered devices, from earbuds to mobile phones to laptops and other consumer products. Packaged with the Syntiant Core 2™, a highly flexible, ultra-low-power deep neural network inference engine, the NDP120 supports Ok Google and Hey Google hotwords at under 280uW (microwatts), and can run multiple applications simultaneously at under 1mW (milliwatt), such as keyword spotting, multiple wake words, local commands recognition, multi-modal sensor fusion, and multi-axis acceleration, among other voice and sensor applications.

More information on the Syntiant NDP120 can be found by visiting

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.

About the tinyML Foundation

Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., the tinyML Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission to accelerate the growth of a prosperous and integrated global community of hardware, software and systems scientists, engineers, designers, product and business application professionals developing advanced energy efficient machine learning computing. The goal is to connect various technologies and innovations in this domain of machine intelligence to enormous product and business opportunities and value creation across the whole ecosystem. We see a new world with trillions of intelligent devices enabled by these extreme energy efficient machine learning technologies that sense, analyze and autonomously act together to create a healthier and more sustainable environment. More information can be found by visiting

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