Ambarella and eInfochips to deliver Edge AI Vision Design Services

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Ambarella, an edge AI semiconductor company, and eInfochips, an Arrow Electronics company and provider of product engineering services, are to expand design and development services for the next generation of AI camera products based on Ambarella’s CVflow edge AI SoC platform.

This relationship will look to leverage eInfochips’ extensive engineering experience and resources to support the rapid growth of AI IoT applications, including perception for the robotics, access control, commercial, security, video conferencing and health care markets.

“Globally, there was an installed base of about 8.4 billion IoT end point devices at the end of 2021, with deep-learning processors in the early stage of penetrating this rapidly growing market,” said Lian Jye Su, ABI Research’s research director for AI. “The combination of Ambarella’s CVflow AI processor families with eInfochips’ significant perception design expertise in a wide variety of IoT applications will help drive the rapid AI growth in this market. ABI projects over 12% penetration of deep learning into the AI IoT end point market by 2028.”

This growth in AI IoT includes computer vision designs and eInfochips can provide imaging, hardware and software development support. This collaboration will enable companies to leverage Ambarella’s technology and eInfochips’ design resources to accelerate their evaluation and design cycles.

“This synergistic collaboration will unleash our deep knowledge and design expertise for companies looking to take full advantage of the excellent AI performance per watt that Ambarella can bring to their computer vision designs,” said Parag Mehta, chief sales and business development officer for eInfochips.

Commenting Chris Day, vice president of marketing and business development for Ambarella, said, “eInfochips’ proven design expertise will allow Ambarella to more readily penetrate new markets, including robotics, access control and ML cameras, and grow our mutual customer base.”

eInfochips has design expertise across a wide variety of camera technologies and protocols, including RGB-IR cameras, PTZ, ONVIF, PSIA, ZigBee wireless, on-camera DVRs and multi-imager designs.

In addition, the company has experience in 2D imaging and 3D depth sensing, along with a reusable camera framework for faster development. Building on their prior experience with Ambarella chipsets, eInfochips will be able to offer end-to-end design and development services based on Ambarella’s CVflow Edge AI SoC families.