Tools hotter than chips, says ex-Tensilica CEO
Rick Merritt, EETimes
2/6/2017 00:00 AM EST
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A veteran semiconductor executive launched a company to serve machine-learning startups that target embedded systems. He is already tracking more than 200 companies jumping into the fray that technology web giants such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook see as strategic.
“There’s a gold rush of ideas and market applications … it’s really a computing revolution — the emergence of neural networks as a broadly applicable and extremely powerful new method to solve a range of problems not well served by traditional algorithms,” said Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica, who recently left a full-time position at Cadence Design Systems to start Cognite Ventures.
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