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SoftBank-owned Arm to launch new AI chip for small devices – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Arm Ltd, a semiconductor technology firm owned by SoftBank Group, unveiled a chip technology aimed at putting artificial intelligence functions on tiny devices such as sensors designed to detect patterns in human speech or other streams of data.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at the SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Arm, which provides chip technology to mobile phone semiconductor suppliers like Qualcomm and end device makers like Apple, has been diversifying its customer base in recent years to markets such as self-driving cars.

It has also expanded to target areas like the “internet of things” – in which many everyday devices such as traffic lights or agricultural irrigation systems will be fitted with internet-connected sensors and automated.

Arm on Monday released the new Cortex M55 processor paired with what it calls its Ethos-U55 “neural processing unit.”

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