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Wednesday, September 30 2020 - 22:34
AI Chipmaker Hailo Launches Top-Performing M.2 and Mini PCIe AI Acceleration Modules to Enhance Performance of Edge Devices
TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Hailo's AI modules outperform Intel's Myriad-X modules by 26x and Google's Edge 
TPUs by 13x Frames Per Second (FPS) on average across multiple standard Neural 
Network (NN) benchmarks  

Leading AI chipmaker Hailo[] announced today the launch of 
its M.2 and Mini PCIe high-performance AI acceleration modules for empowering 
edge devices. Integrating the Hailo-8[TM] processor, the modules can be plugged 
into a variety of edge devices, transforming multiple sectors with superior AI 
capabilities including smart cities, smart retail, industry 4.0, smart homes, 
and beyond. 

The modules enable customers to integrate high performance AI capabilities into 
edge devices, providing a more flexible and optimized solution for accelerating 
a large range of Deep Learning-based applications with high efficiency – 
optimizing time to market with a standard form factor.  

Hailo's AI acceleration modules seamlessly integrate into standard frameworks, 
such as TensorFlow and ONNX, which are both supported by Hailo's comprehensive 
Dataflow Compiler. Customers can quickly port their Neural Networks (NNs) into 
the Hailo-8 processor, ensuring high-performance, enabling smarter AI products, 
and accelerating time-to-market.

The game-changing plug-in solutions come at a time when industries are 
increasingly utilizing edge devices that are both high-performing and 
cost-effective. For example, fanless AI edge boxes are in high demand as they 
allow many cameras or sensors to be connected to a single intelligent 
processing device in outdoor deployment. Hailo's modules – with their 
high-performing Hailo-8 AI processor delivering 26 Tera-Operations Per Second 
(TOPS) and high-power efficiency of 3 TOPS/W – can be plugged into any existing 
edge device with the appropriate M.2 or Mini PCIe sockets, delivering 
unprecedented performance while reducing latency and improving privacy. 

A comparison between the Hailo-8 average Frames Per Second (FPS) with 
competitors across multiple standard NN benchmarks (based on the latest 
published figures) shows that Hailo's AI modules achieve a FPS rate 26x higher 
than Intel's Myriad-X(1) modules and 13x higher than Google's Edge TPU(2) 

"Manufacturers across industries understand how crucial it is to integrate AI 
capabilities into their edge devices. Simply put, solutions without AI can no 
longer compete," said Orr Danon, CEO of Hailo. "Our new Hailo-8 M.2 and Mini 
PCIe modules will empower companies worldwide to create new powerful, 
cost-efficient, innovative AI-based products with a short time-to-market – 
while staying within the systems' thermal constraints. The high efficiency and 
top performance of Hailo's modules are a true gamechanger for the edge market."

The Hailo-8 M.2 module is already integrated into the next generation of 
Foxconn's "BOXiedge[TM]" with no redesign required for the PCB. The solution 
provides market-leading energy efficiency for standalone AI inference nodes, 
benefiting applications including smart cities, smart retail, industry 4.0, and 
smart medical.

"The integration of Hailo's M.2 AI module into our BOXiedge is revolutionizing 
our next-generation edge computing devices and will enable us to continue 
supporting our mission to create innovative, efficient, and competitive 
products for the electronics industry," said Dr. Gene Liu, VP of Semiconductor 
Subgroup at Foxconn Technology Group. "Hailo's M.2 and Mini PCIe modules, 
together with the high-performance Hailo-8 AI chip, will allow many rapidly 
evolving industries to adopt advanced technologies in a very short time, 
ushering in a new generation of high performance, low power, and smarter 
AI-based solutions."

The Hailo-8 AI modules are already being integrated by select customers 
worldwide. More information on the Hailo-8 M.2 and Mini PCIe AI modules can be 
found here:

Hailo[], an AI-focused, Israel-based chipmaker, has 
developed a specialized AI processor that delivers the performance of a data 
center-class computer to edge devices. Hailo's processor is the product of a 
rethinking of traditional computer architecture, enabling smart devices to 
perform sophisticated deep learning tasks such as object detection and 
segmentation in real time, with minimal power consumption, size, and cost. The 
processor is designed to fit into a multitude of smart machines and devices, 
impacting a variety of sectors including automotive, industry 4.0, smart 
cities, smart homes, and retail.  The company was founded in 2017 by members of 
the Israel Defense Forces' elite technology unit.  

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