Ceremorphic, an AI chip startup emerging from stealth mode this week, is readying a heterogeneous AI processor aimed at model training in data centers, automotive, high-performance computing, robotics and other emerging applications.
Venkat Mattela, founding CEO of Redpine Signals, launched the AI processor startup in April 2020 after selling Redpine Signals’ wireless business to Silicon Labs for $308 million. Ceremorphic’s heterogeneous AI processor is based on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC) 5-nm process technology.
The sale of Redpine’s wireless business to Silicon Labs included 130 patents, a team of 225 and the company’s wireless technology and product portfolio. Redpine had been nurturing a small but strategic AI processor project in the roughly four years preceding the sale of its wireless business.