The First Commercial Chips for Deep Learning

I was the founder and CEO of Lyric Semiconductor, Inc. which developed grew out of my PhD work at MIT. We developed the world’s first digital tensor processing units for machine learning, providing over 1,000x Joules/Ops power wins for machine learning workloads. We were acquired by ADI, and our technology incorporated into wireless infrastructure, medical devices, self-driving cars, mobile devices, and more.

We also created what is still the largest analog integrated circuit in history. 440,000 analog transistors did the work of 30,000,000 digital transistors providing an additional 10x Joules/Ops power win.