Axelera AI announced the first shipment of its Metis™ AI Platform to its Early Access Program customers. The shipment, just eight months after the product was taped out, underscores the Company’s focus on rapidly providing access to advanced Edge AI-native hardware and software solutions for companies of all sizes across various market verticals, from industrial manufacturing to smart retail solutions.
“Placing a comprehensive hardware and software solution directly into the hands of our customers within a mere 25 months is a pivotal milestone for our company,” said Fabrizio Del Maffeo, Axelera AI Co-Founder and CEO. “Our customer’s demand for and faith in our technology is a strong endorsement of our dedication to providing industry-leading performance and usability, all at a fraction of current market solutions’ cost and power consumption. I tip my hat to the Axelera AI team for their customer obsession and fast movement towards delivery, and I appreciate all customers that now have our technology in their hands.”
The Metis AI Platform offers practical Edge AI inference solutions, catering to companies developing next-generation computer vision applications. The AI-native, integrated hardware and software solution simplifies real-world deployment, providing a user-friendly path to development and integration. Available in industry-standard form factors like PCIe cards, M.2 modules, and vision-ready systems, it streamlines the integration of AI into business applications, meeting today’s market demands. With a starting price of just $159, the Metis AI Platform is democratizing access to industry-leading Edge AI products, placing its power within reach for businesses that previously may not have had the means to leverage AI technologies.
Axelera AI was founded in July 2021 and recently announced a series A round of funding, bringing the total to $50 million. The Company grew quickly, hiring over 130 experts from world-leading AI companies and research centers. This past year, it introduced the groundbreaking Metis AI Platform and swiftly accomplished two product tape-outs, including the world’s most powerful AI accelerator for the Edge.