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Syntiant Recognized by 451 Research as a '451 Firestarter'

AI Chip Company Selected by Leading Analyst Firm for Innovation and Vision

IRVINE, Calif., September 26, 2019 – Syntiant Corp., an artificial intelligence semiconductor company that has created a new class of ultra-low-power, high-performance, deep neural network processors for edge computing, today announced it has received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm 451 Research. The award recognizes the company’s innovative contribution within the technology industry.

“We’ve taken a unique approach with our ultra-low-power processors by initially focusing on voice and sensor applications in battery-powered devices,” said Kurt Busch, CEO at Syntiant. “Having our AI chip strategy recognized with a 451 Firestarter award is humbling as we target other application areas and continue to move deep learning from the cloud to edge devices.”

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the technology market.

“451 Research built its reputation on helping clients understand innovation in the technology industry, and the Firestarters program is a further demonstration of this,” said John Abbott, cofounder and analyst, 451 Research. “Innovative approaches from companies like Syntiant being brought to the IT industry deserve recognition and a 451 Firestarter award.”

About Syntiant

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Syntiant Corp. is 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, ranging from hearing aids to smart speakers and mobile phones. Syntiant is backed by some of the world’s strongest strategic investors, including Intel Capital, Microsoft M12, Bosch Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund. More information can be found on or by following the company on Twitter @Syntiantcorp.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.


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