Technology Author: Dixuan Lu, Ivan Platonov Editor: Luke Sheehan Sep 09, 2020 04:42 PM (GMT+8)

The Chinese unicorn is currently focusing on edge AI chips for IoT and the automotive industry.

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On September 9, 2020, Horizon Robotics released a new generation of AIoT edge chip – Sunrise 3 with two versions 3M and 3E, both using 16nm advanced technology. The computing power of Sunrise 3M can reach 5Tops, making it mainly for the high-end market, while that of 3E is 3Tops, for the low-end market.

With respect to the development plan of the Sunrise series chip, Horizon will skip the Sunrise 4 and directly release the 5 series of chips (M/E models) in 2021, which will adopt the BPU 3.0 architecture, with an equivalent computing power of 8Tops, and be equipped with quad-core/dual-core A55 processors respectively.

In addition, It also has in-depth cooperation with OPEN AI LAB in education and other fields. In the future, it will jointly launch overall solutions for peers in the fields of smart transportation and self-driving.

Other than AIoT chips, Horizon also ship car-level AI chips – Journey series, the third-generation of which is expected to be launched by the end of 2020.

Wang Cong, general manager of the Horizon AIoT product line, said: "Horizon Robotics is not just a chip provider, but an ecological enabler of AI chip applications."