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The 10 Hottest AI Chipmakers You Should Be Watching In 2021

Dylan Martin

Investors are putting hundreds of millions of dollars into AI chip startups that are developing new optimized architectures for training and inference while semiconductor giants Intel and Nvidia seek to protect their market-share dominance with expanding product portfolios.

Lightmatter

Top Executive: Nick Harris, CEO

Lightmatter is using the power of light to fuel new advances in AI computing. The Boston-based startup recently raised $80 million in a funding round from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google’s venture arm and other investors to commercialize its silicon photonics chip technology. The startup says a 4U blade server using 16 of its Envise AI accelerator chips can provide three times higher inferences per second than Nvidia’s DGX A100 system while also offering seven times greater inferences per second per watt. The startup has also devised a way to allow different kind of computer chips to communicate through a wafer-scale photonic interconnect called Passage.

 
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