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10/6/2016 10:36 AM EDT
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junko.yoshida
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Re: Still rather mysterious and vague
junko.yoshida   10/7/2016 2:41:10 AM
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@Kevin, absolutely. We'd love to learn more about the technology and the actual chip.

As for business model, I believe ThinCI is a fabless chip company.

What's interesting is that there is a growing demand out on the market -- automotive or embedded -- looking for alternative solutions to Mobileye and Intel (Movidius) for vision processing. ThinCI appears to promise what some wanted to hear.

The startup said that it is planning to disclose more details on this at a later date -- separately from  this announcement.

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Still rather mysterious and vague
Kevin Krewell   10/6/2016 8:32:54 PM
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Thinci sounds like an interesting company - big name backers, former Intel founders, slick web site - but to qoute an old commercial catchphrase "where's the beef?" The company is making bold claims, but we'd sure like to see something that backs it up.

What's the business model? Is it an IP licensed to mobile SoC makers or do they expect people to buy their chips? It appears to be a learning Neural Net machine that still needs lots of data fed to it to learn the answer. That's actually part of the value a company like MobileEye brings - its data set.

Still, it's good to see funding for hardware/IP. I can't help but wonder what Andreas Olofsson at Adapteva could do with similar funding:

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1330568&_mc=sm_eet_editor_rickmerritt

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HVREDDY   10/6/2016 1:33:53 PM
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Wish the team great sucess.

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