SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 10-11, 2019

THE WORLD’S LARGEST
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Start. Connect. Scale.

KEYNOTE: ACCELERATING AI SILICON INNOVATION

Friday, May 10th, 04:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Hall JK

AI / MACHINE LEARNING

AI silicon is the fastest growing market segment of the semiconductor industry. AI is expanding across cloud training, cloud inference and edge inference, and migrating from cloud to edge. Each of these segments has very different requirements for performance, power, latency, security and reliability. On-device embedded Intelligence is quickly gaining momentum with key segments and is expected to see a full AI attach rate. “Embedded AI” is driving a new renaissance in silicon development. AI models are evolving quickly, and exponential power density growth is driving the need for custom processor cores, domain-specific architectures and custom silicon solutions. The open-source RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) is driving innovation, verticalization and customization. Historically, access to custom silicon has required large and diverse design teams and very deep pockets. SiFive, the company founded by the inventors of the RISC-V ISA is leveraging cloud, innovative hardware stack and application-specific templates to accelerate custom silicon to market. Small design teams and individual innovators can now use SiFive Freedom templates to quickly and cost-effectively customize next-generation designs solutions, which is accelerating the AI silicon innovation.