Neuromorphic Chip Biz Heats Up

It’s no secret that today’s computers are struggling to keep up with the enormous demands of data processing and bandwidth, and the whole electronics industry is searching for new ways to enable that. The traditional approach is to continue to push the limits of today’s systems and chips. Another way is to go down the non-traditional route, including an old idea that is generating steam today—neuromorphic computing. Originally conceived by engineering guru Carver Mead in the 1980s, neuromorphic computing and its previous incarnation, artificial neural networks, make use of specialized chips that are inspired by the computational functions of the brain. Neuromorphic technology, sometimes called brain-inspired computing, is a paradigm shift that breaks away from Moore’s Law. Neuromorphic chips don’t require costly leading-edge processes. In simple terms, neuromorphic chips are…


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