Intel to acquire Movidius for its compact computer vision chips

Intel today announced its plans to acquire the chip manufacturer Movidius that focuses on developing integrated system-on-chip solutions for both machine learning and computer vision. Movidius has already made a name for itself by developing compact chips that are already being used in DJI’s Phantom 4 drones.  The company has also worked with Lenovo in the past and a dedicated VR headset using its chips was quite close to being released earlier this year. At the Intel Developer Forum in August, Intel revealed its plan to develop Project Alloy, a fully cordless VR headset that utilises depth-sensing cameras.  The headset is still in development with plans for it to be released at the earliest in mid-2017.  Acquiring Movidius and its chips could very well give Intel a leg up on…


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