Imagination China sees 2020 out in award-winning style with IMG Series 4 NNA

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Dec 21, 2020  |  1 min read

Earlier this month Imagination Technologies picked up two awards for its recently launch IMG Series 4 neural network accelerator (NNA). Our NNA is no stranger to awards, with the design team behind the Series2 NX and the NNA itself picking up gongs for its ground-breaking performance.

The Series 4 takes things to new levels, with its scalable architecture offering 500 TOPS of performance, and even beyond. This makes it ideal for the automotive market, and next-generation ADAS and full self-driving systems, and we already have licensees in that market.

It’s pleasing that the Series4 has already been recognised for its strength in these areas and at the World Smart Car Conference held in Guangzhou, China on 4 December 2020, Imagination picked up the “Autonomous Driving Award”. At the event, Liu Guojun, Vice President and General Manager of Imagination China delivered a speech on “Globalization, Technological Innovation and Change”.

The-Best-Autonomous-Driving-Award-Imagination wins the “Autonomous Driving Award”, at the World Smart Car Conference in Guangzhou, China on 4 December 2020

On the very same day, Imagination also collected the “Highest Potential Enterprise Award” at the China IoT Conference and the 5th China IoT Innovation Awards in Shenzhen.

Highest Potential Enterprise Award at China IoT Innovation Awards
The “Highest Potential Enterprise Award” given to Imagination at the China IoT Innovation Awards, 4th December 2020

Imagination doesn’t just turn up to win awards in China: it also provides insight and knowledge. At the “IoT Industry Development Summit Forum”, Huang Yin, Senior Business Development Manager of Imagination, delivered a keynote speech on how “SoC IP Helps Realise the Smart Internet of Things.”

Huang-Yin-768x459Huang Yin, Senior Business Development Manager of Imagination, speaking at the IoT Industry Development Summit Forum, Shenzen

In her speech, Huang Yin demonstrated some AI applications based on Imagination NNA technology, such as face detection and recognition, gesture detection, mouth and eye-opening/closing detection.

In addition, Huang Yin also pointed out that Imagination’s NNA+GPU can form a heterogeneous platform with both graphics processing and AI computing functions, and that it has been successfully applied in personnel detection, driver monitoring and car surround view.

Imagination also appeared at the GTIC 2020 AI Chip Innovation Summit, where Vice President of Imagination and General Manager of China Region delivered a keynote speech on how multi-core GPUs and dedicated NNA can promote intelligent applications from the Cloud to the Edge.

James Liu GTIC 2020
Imagination China Vice President James Lui, speaking at the GTIC 2020 AI Chip Innovation Summit, December 1, 2020, on the need for efficient heterogeneous computing platforms.

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Benny Har-Even was the content manager at Imagination, where he casted an editorial eye over the company’s output—from blog posts to white papers, to web pages and video material. He has a background in technology journalism that goes back to the late 1990s and has written for many leading publications from the Sunday Times and to Wired magazine. In his spare time, he is a contributor to Forbes online. Benny left Imagination in 2023.

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