What Did Intel Just Buy, Movidius Edition

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) did it again. Just weeks after buying Nervana systems, the chip giant has acquired Movidius, maker of low-power computer vision hardware. This comes as part of Intel’s strategic move into deep learning hardware, which has decidedly different requirements than classic CPUs, Intel’s bread and butter. As always in my machine learning M&A coverage, we take a quick look at what Intel just bought and then discuss potential implications for the company and broader market. Click to enlarge Movidius: products and company Unlike many machine learning companies with rather opaque product statements (like this one), Movidius has a razor-sharp focus on low power system-on-chip deep learning hardware. As I have discussed in previous articles, general purpose GPUs [mostly made by Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA)] are the main drivers of large scale…


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