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Arteris IP FlexNoC® Interconnect Licensed by Baidu for Kunlun AI Cloud Chips for Data Center

NoC interconnect IP optimizes dataflow for revolutionary Cloud-To-Edge artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chip (SoC) architecture

CAMPBELL, Calif. – January 15, 2019 – Arteris IP, the leading supplier of innovative, silicon-proven network-on-chip(NoC) interconnect intellectual property, today announced that Baidu has licensed Arteris IP FlexNoC Interconnect for use in its high-performance Kunlun AI cloud chip for data center.

The Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP helps us greatly by enabling not only high bandwidth on-chip communications but also load-balanced data traffic to off-chip memory, all while simplifying our backend timing closure. In addition, Arteris IP’s strong local support team has been a trusted partner in our AI chip development projects.

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Jian Ouyang, Principal ArchitectBaidu

Baidu Kunlun AI cloud chips are unique because they are architected to perform both AI training and inference, whether located in a datacenter or in “edge” devices like vehicles or consumer electronics.

“The Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP helps us greatly by enabling not only high bandwidth on-chip communications but also load-balanced data traffic to off-chip memory, all while simplifying our backend timing closure,” said Jian Ouyang, Principal Architect at Baidu. “In addition, Arteris IP’s strong local support team has been a trusted partner in our AI chip development projects.”

“Arteris IP is thrilled that the highly-respected Baidu AI team has chosen us as their interconnect IP partner for their pioneering AI SoCs,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris IP. “We look forward to a long cooperation with Baidu as they innovate new technologies for artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithm hardware acceleration.” 

About Arteris IP

Arteris IP provides network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP to accelerate system-on-chip (SoC) semiconductor assembly for a wide range of applications from AI to automobiles, mobile phones, IoT, cameras, SSD controllers, and servers for customers such as Baidu, Mobileye, Samsung, Huawei / HiSilicon, Toshiba and NXP. Arteris IP products include the Ncore cache coherent and FlexNoC non-coherent interconnect IP, the CodaCache standalone last level cache, and optional Resilience Package (ISO 26262 functional safety), FlexNoC AI Package, and PIANO automated timing closure capabilities. Customer results obtained by using Arteris IP products include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster SoC development, leading to lower development and production costs. For more information, visit www.arteris.com or find us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/arteris.

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Arteris IP
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