Low-Power AI Startup Eta Compute Delivers First Commercial Chips

When Eta Compute began, it was among the few adherents of spiking neural networks (SNNs) as the low-power path to AI for small and battery-power-constrained sensors and gadgets. But even as the startup was showing off its successes at this, it was realizing SNNs were not ready for prime time.

Using an unrelated technology the company had in development, Eta Compute pivoted toward more traditional neural networks such as deep learning and is reaping the rewards. The West Lake Village, Calif.-based company revealed on Wednesday that its first production chips using that technology are now shipping.

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