Inuitive and SoftBank to Collaborate on AI and IoT

Inuitive Ltd. (Inuitive) and SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp.

Inuitive Ltd. (Inuitive) and SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank), a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), today announced that they have agreed to collaborate through the development of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and advanced 3D sensing with computer vision capabilities for future IoT.

This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging Inuitive’s existing and future vision processors and its AI framework with SoftBank’s IoT platforms, which offer advanced heterogeneous processing capabilities for embedded products. The companies expect the collaboration to drive the popularity and development of smart IoT devices and systems.

Devices such as IoT are becoming more intelligent with the proliferation of AI. Implementing AI on the device provides a number of advantages over current market implementations, enabling edge devices to provide human-like interaction while keeping consumer market price tag. Additional benefits of on-chip AI include real-time performance, privacy protection and longer operation time.

“To develop an AI framework, it takes efforts from players in multiple domains,” said Mr. Shlomo Gadot, founder and chief executive officer, Inuitive. “The strategic collaboration between Inuitive and SoftBank will advance on-device intelligence by leveraging Inuitive’s advanced technologies and SoftBank market proven technologies. Together we’ll push the performance envelope and extend AI to places that are currently beyond reach. Our strategic collaboration will become a turning point for the whole on-chip AI industry”.

“SoftBank has been conducting research in AI over a decade,” said Hironobu Tamba, Vice President, Head of Smart IoT Division, SoftBank. “We look forward to the results of our collaboration with Inuitive to further accelerate new and exciting capabilities of on-chip AI for millions of devices”.

Currently, SoftBank is focused on optimizing the high-end platforms to accelerate AI products use cases in the areas of computer vision and neural networks and is researching broader executions in the areas of Objects recognition, Scene reconstruction, SLAM and power management. Inuitive is a leading company in vision processing and its applications. It plays an important role in deep learning algorithm innovation. The company’s leading technology in deep learning makes it possible to innovate and develop a variety of algorithms with low cost and fast response time. Inuitive has also made breakthroughs in sensing technologies. Its strategic collaboration with SoftBank is expected to drastically improve the speed and efficiency of combining system with chipset, making Inuitive’s AI technology more pervasive.

About Inuitive

INUITIVE (www.inuitive-tech.com) Inuitve is the leading fabless semiconductor company in the area of 3D imaging and with its NU4000 optimizes consumer experiences and enhances competitive advantages in the areas of Robots, Drones, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to name just a few. INUITIVE intelligent offering combines, algorithms, ASIC and System solution to realize the AI practice enabling devices to acquire more human capabilities. With AI at its core, The INUITIVE platform also includes a 3D Depth Sensing Computer Vision processor and powerful deep learning capabilities to enable smart devices to become even smarter.

About SoftBank

SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy. To learn more, please visit www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/

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Varjo selects Inuitive’s NU4100 vision processor for its next generation XR-4 Series virtual and mixed reality products

Ra’anana, Israel, February 05, 2024 Varjo, the technology leader in industrial-grade VR/XR hardware and software, recently announced its next-generation XR-4 Series headsets. The XR-4 Series deploys the NU4100 vision-on-chip processor to first bring multi-sensors, low-latency pass-through capability to the mixed reality market.

 

The XR-4 Series, unveiled at the I/ITSEC conference in November 2023, is designed for industrial users, with a goal to cater use cases where highest-level visual fidelity and immersion are critical. Boasting two 4K displays, the XR-4 headset offers a 50% wider field of view compared to its predecessors. It features brighter displays and a broader color palette, enhancing the overall visual experience. Equipped with two 20-megapixel front cameras, the XR-4 facilitates ‘video pass-through mixed reality’ allowing users to perceive their surroundings through the embedded lenses, offering a unique blend of virtual and real-world perspectives. The device also features inside-out tracking and Varjo’s controllers for seamless navigation in both digital and physical environments. To provide a comprehensive and immersive experience, the XR-4 utilizes the powerful capabilities of NVIDIA GPUs for photorealistic rendering. Currently open for enterprise orders, the XR-4 Series has been well received among key customer industries in training and simulation, defense, automotive, medical, and beyond.

 

The NU4100 vision-on-chip processor is the third generation of Inuitive’s vision processors series and is ideal for robotics, drones, VR, and edge-AI applications that demand multiple sensor aggregation, processing, packing, and streaming. It is specifically designed for XR headsets, robots and other applications that sense and analyze the environment using six, eight or more cameras, as they make real-time actionable decisions based on that input. The superior performance of the Varjo XR-4 Series headsets is enhanced by the advanced vision-based technologies integrated into the Inuitive NU4100 processor.

 

“When searching for the ideal partner to develop this platform, Inuitive emerged as the perfect combination of technology, service, and flexibility,” stated Timo Toikkanen, Varjo’s CEO. “Inuitive proved to be a highly innovative ally for crafting an end-to-end vision processing platform that meets Varjo’s demanding requirements.”

 

“The NU4X00 vision-on-chip series, covering both legacy and upcoming products, stands as the preferred processor for applications requiring high-speed and low-latency streaming of video from multiple sensors, all while maintaining the streams accurately time-stamped and synchronized”, said Shlomo Gadot, Inuitive’s CEO and co-founder. “We remain committed to consistently invest in advancing our vision processor roadmap to drive industries and innovations forward.”

 

About Inuitive

Inuitive’s disruptive Vision-on-Chip processors introduce all-in-one chips with a wide range of integrated capabilities, outstanding performance, optimal size, and cost efficiency. These game-changing processors support simultaneous depth sensing, positioning, location algorithms (SLAM), and AI-based object detection and recognition while dramatically shortening both system latency and response time, saving power and improving overall performance (high frame rate and camera resolution, and a wide FOV).

Together with its technological ecosystem of partners in the field of machine sensing, software development, and commercial manufacturing, Inuitive integrates its enterprise-ready sensor-and-processor modules into its customers’ robotics, drones, AR, VR, AIoT, and 3D sensing applications, providing human-like visual understanding with optimal capabilities and superior performance.

 

For more information, visit www.inuitive-tech.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/inuitive.

 

About Varjo

Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster.

For more information, visit http://www.varjo.com/ or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/varjo.

 

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Gur Dror, VP Business Development
M. +972 54 448 8908
E. gurd@inuitive-tech.com

 

Varjo
E. press@varjo.com

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Shamir Optics selects Inuitive’s NU4000 to power its next-generation digital measurement device

Ra’anana, Israel, Feb 6, 2023 – Shamir Optical Industry Ltd., a world-leading designer and producer of premium progressive lenses and molds for the ophthalmic industry, recently announced its next-generation digital measurement device, The Spark™ 4. The device uses a sophisticated electro-optic system based on Inuitive’s NU4000 processor, integrated into IMDT’s 3D stereo vision platform.

 

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About Inuitive

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IMD Technologies specializes in developing and manufacturing advanced and complex technological products and solutions. Founded by Avi Shimon, Arnon Tadmor and Ram Boukobza in 2017, IMDT brings together more than 50 years of experience in hardware, software, computer vision, and artificial intelligence to bring innovative ideas to life by creating smart, tailored devices and solutions. IMDT fosters strong relations with leading chip manufacturers to deliver both modular and turnkey projects in medical, robotics, smart cities, smart homes, and industrial IoT – in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

 

For more information, visit https://imd-tec.com/ or find us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/imd-technologies/  

 

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Inuitive and Visidon introduce a new, industry-changing low light enhancement technology for robotic applications and more Copy

Ra’anana, Israel, January 04, 2023 — Inuitive, a leading vision-on-chip processor company, and Visidon, an AI-based image and video enhancement software provider, announced today the release of a high performing, accurate, and real-time low light enhancement solution the two companies co-developed. The joint solution, now available for deployment, addresses the main issues in traditional noise reduction algorithms for a wide variety of edge devices, such as robotics, consumer electronic devices with cameras, and surveillance systems.

 

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For robots to perform well in low light conditions, their vision processor must enhance and process low-light video quickly – a capability possible only on the Edge. Enhancement includes denoising mixed noise in the image due to low light, severe weather or environmental conditions. Visidon’s enhancement solution uses neural networks to effectively extract signals from the noise. Inuitive’s NU4100 vision-on-chip processor hosts the Visidon solution, allowing robots to utilize it for processing.

 

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Markus Turtinen, Co-founder and CEO at Visidon, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be working together with Inuitive. Our partnership further expands our reach in the robotic applications market and beyond. We look forward to deepening this partnership.”

 

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