Peter Clarke, EETimes
6/26/2015 10:42 AM EDT
The pattern-classification technology inside the Quark SE system chip from Intel is the same as that being offered for license and in chip form by startup NeuroMem Inc. (Petaluma, Calif.).
The Quark SE is the system-chip on Intel's button-sized Curie module that was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show. Intel said at the time that the QuarkSE chip, a processor developed for wearable applications, included a pattern classification engine that allows it to identify different motions and activities.
"Yes, the pattern matching/classification engine inside the Quark SE is an implementation of our technology," Philippe Lambinet, CEO of NeuroMem told EE Times Europe in email. But Lambinet said he could not say where Intel had licensed the technology from, but that it was not from NeuroMem as the company had only been incorporated recently.
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