2022 Cohort > Rigpa ltd

Rigpa ltd

Business Proposition

Our products are the next generation AI chips.

Compared with the conventional solutions such as CPU, GPU and existing AI accelerators, our solutions are far more power-efficient and have faster inference speed.

We provide System-On-Chip ASIC/FPGA chip solutions to board-level system integration customers. We also offer IP licensing solutions to the customers doing chip-level system integration depending on the customers’ requirements.

The technology behind our products is brain-inspired neuromorphic computing. It uses Very-Large-Scale-Integration (VLSI) systems containing electronic digital circuits to mimic neuro-biological architectures present in the nervous system. The implementation of our chips on the hardware level is realised by digital Complementary-Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS) transistors. The algorithm applied for computation is the Spiking Neural Networks (SNN), the third-generation network. It more closely mimics natural neural networks than the second-generation networks used in conventional AI.

We collaborated intensely with a UK based industrial company partner in the past three years. As a result, we got a chance to understand our customer’s pain points from day one and developed three working MVP test chip prototypes. By helping this customer, we gained a deep understanding of the technology and the pain points in this market, established a proven working flow and built up a small R&D team.

We are currently developing commercial products for this customer and discovering other potential collaborations opportunities and customers.

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