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CMC Microsystems and Deeplite Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning R&D

Canadian organizations initiate strategic partnership for research and development on next-generation AI-powered products and solutions

February 17, 2021: CMC Microsystems, manager of Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN), a leading technology and innovation support organization in Canada, and Deeplite, a Canadian AI software company dedicated to enabling AI everywhere, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to initiate their partnership.

The MOU outlines the initiatives that CMC and Deeplite will collaborate on, including making the Deeplite NeutrinoTM AI software platform available to researchers throughout CMC’s diverse network of researchers and entrepreneurs throughout Canada.

For Gordon Harling, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems, this is a perfect fit of made-in-Canada solutions on the bleeding edge of AI technology. “Deeplite’s platform is incredibly powerful and has the potential to profoundly change AI and machine learning. We are very excited to help deliver this on our cloud networks and provide training so that researchers and entrepreneurs can use the platform to its full potential.”

Deeplite’s proprietary AI software, Deeplite NeutrinoTM, automatically makes other AI models faster, smaller and more energy-efficient creating highly compact, high-performance deep neural networks (DNNs). The platform provides an automated way for AI engineers and hardware developers to deploy neural networks on low-power, resource-limited solutions, previously not suitable for AI. This enables engineers and application developers to deploy DNNs on edge devices such as cameras, sensors, drones, smartphones and autonomous vehicles with unparalleled performance.

Optimizing neural networks with Deeplite and providing developers instant access to advanced AI software tools requires computing power and infrastructure. “CMC has a proven record of delivering intricate platforms seamlessly through their cloud infrastructure and developing training programs to support innovation. We’re looking forward to working with CMC and their network of researchers and entrepreneurs” said Davis Sawyer, co-founder and CPO at Deeplite.

About Deeplite

Based in Montreal, Canada, Deeplite is an AI software company dedicated to enabling AI for everyday life. Deeplite uses a proprietary AI software platform to automatically make other AI models faster, smaller and more energy-efficient. Since its inception in 2018, the core technology from Deeplite has enabled some of the world’s most innovative companies to drive more efficient cloud AI inference and unlock new use cases previously not possible for deep learning on embedded and low-power devices.  Deeplite was named to the 2020 CB Insights AI100 list of top 100 privately-held AI companies and has been featured by Gartner, Forbes, and ARM AI as a premier Edge AI innovator.

For more info visit www.deeplite.ai.

About CMC Microsystems:

CMC Microsystems works with researchers and industry across Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN). We provide access to world-class platforms for Computer Aided Design (CAD), prototyping and manufacturing services (FAB), training and support (LAB) for researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry. Our services are geared for microsystems, nanotechnologies, photonics, and support innovative sectors of the next-generation economy. CMC reduces barriers by offering simplified access to the right tools to create tomorrow’s technologies. Our network is made up of over 10,000 entrepreneurs and researchers at 60 post-secondary institutions across CNDN.

Government funding positions CMC for the future.

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