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Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol.7: Secrets of Fugaku, the World’s Best CPU

Hello everyone, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades of experience in the semiconductor industry and I will comment on various AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. Today, let’s discuss the secrets of Fugaku, the world’s best performing CPU and its unique design. I was once a member of the SoC design team for embedded microprocessors and game consoles, which heavily relied…

Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol.6: New Wave computers utilizing FPGA

Hello everyone, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades of experience in the semiconductor industry and I will comment on various AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. In volume five of this article series, we talked about the basic structures of FPGAs and about the new non-volatile FPGA devices. Finally, we concluded with a short case study that illustrated the potential of…

Latest Trends In Non-Volatile FPGAs

Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol.5: Latest Trends in Non-Volatile FPGAs

Hello everyone, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D Center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades long experience in the semiconductor industry and comment on different AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. Today let’s talk about the latest trends in the field of non-volatile FPGAs.   NV-FPGA Initiative – Public Symposium On January 8th, 2021, a public symposium was held by Non-Volatile Field-Programmable Gate Array (NV-FPGA) Initiative, one of…

Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol4: Why is the Apple M1 processor so fast?

Hello everyone, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D Center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades long experience in the semiconductor industry and comment on different AI industry related topics from my unique perspective.   Today, I would like to talk about the M1 processor by Apple, which is used in Apple's various products - including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini announced in November 2020. Many professionals have already…

Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol2: NVIDIA Ampere takes advantage of deep learning sparsity

Hello everyone, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D Center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades long experience in the semiconductor industry and comment on different AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. You can read the Vol1 of the series by clinking the link. Today, I would like to talk about NVIDIA Ampere. In May 2020, NVIDIA unveiled some new products such as the NVIDIA Ampere architecture and its product…

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Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol3: AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx

Hello, I’m Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D Center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades long experience in the semiconductor industry and comment on different AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. You can read the Vol1 and Vol2 of the series by clinking the links. Today, I would like to talk about the big news, which is the acquisition of Xilinx from semiconductor maker AMD [1] [2]. I will…

MI X Sparse Modeling Vol.1: RDKit & Lasso By HACARUS

Material Informatics x Sparse Modeling Vol.1: RDKit and Lasso

Hello everyone. This is Unseo, a data scientist here at HACARUS - today I will introduce some of our latest work in bringing our technology to bear in the field of Material Informatics. HACARUS provides solutions that emphasize "why?" of the process utilizing sparse modeling, in addition to "prediction" that has been performed by conventional machine learning. Analysis using sparse modeling is also very suitable for application in the fields of drug discovery and material development. Today, I would like…

Point Cloud Denoising with Sparse Modeling

Hi! I'm Yushiro Yamashita, a data scientist at HACARUS. Today, I will like to introduce the application of sparse modeling to point cloud data.  Point Cloud I want to first start by introducing what point cloud is. Point cloud is a three-dimensional data in which the coordinate values of each point are recorded in a format such as (x, y, z). Unlike image and video data, point cloud has a unique characteristic that the data are not arranged regularly at…

Edge AI Evangelist’s Thoughts Vol1: Is NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm going to propel RISC-V?

Hello, I'm Haruyuki Tago, Edge Evangelist at HACARUS Tokyo R&D Center. In this series of articles, I will share some insights from my decades long experience in the semiconductor industry and comment on different AI industry related topics from my unique perspective. Since this is the first time, I'll start by introducing myself. In 1977, I joined the semiconductor division of Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. and was involved in the design and development of the Emotion Engine, the CPU in…