Perceive Named as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for Ergo, its Breakthrough Edge Inference Solution

Ergo, a chip delivering datacenter-class neural network processing at ultra-low power, recognized in the Embedded Technologies category



Perceive Corporation today announced that it has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. The company was recognized in the Embedded Technologies category for its first-of-its-kind edge inference chip, Ergo, which brings datacenter-class inference processing and neural networks directly into consumer devices at very low power.

“Many chips claim high levels of performance at the edge, yet very few deliver on this promise within the power and price constraints of today’s consumer products.” said Steve Teig, CEO of Perceive. “With Ergo, Perceive is leading the charge in making it possible to run high-performance neural networks in an edge device with very little power, breaking down many of the barriers developers face in trying to make devices truly smart. We are thrilled to be recognized by consumer tech’s most esteemed organization and eager to continue working with industry leaders to make devices smarter, faster and more accessible.”

Every year, the CES Innovation Awards program, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, honors outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers and engineers, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering, functionality, aesthetic and design. Perceive joins a notable group of companies honored in years past, such as Google, HP and Samsung.

Based on Perceive’s novel approach to machine learning, Ergo, a 7×7 mm chip that requires no external RAM, can take on large neural networks with tens of millions of parameters that previously required the computing power of the cloud, while working within the size, power, heat and price constraints of consumer electronics. Perceive has partnered with the leading specialty foundry, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, to manufacture the Ergo chip on its 22FDX® platform. The chip’s combined small packaging, low power requirements, and high performance eliminate many traditional barriers for developers of smart devices, while vastly improving on-device capabilities – and it’s turning heads. In fact, this award comes on the heels of another impressive industry accolade for Perceive; the company recently earned the title of Startup of the Year in Fierce Electronics’ Best of Sensors Awards.

For the full list of CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honorees, including product descriptions and photos, see CES.tech/innovation.