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SAPEON collaborates with DOCOMO Innovations for AI services enhancement

SAPEON collaborates with DOCOMO Innovations to conduct a PoC (Proof of Concept) for providing AI services

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — SAPEON (CEO Soojung Ryu, www.sapeon.com), a global AI semiconductor company, proudly announced their partnership with DOCOMO Innovations, INC. based in Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT DOCOMO, INC..

Sapeon CI
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This collaboration marks a significant step in expanding AI services, focusing on cost reduction, enhancing internal operations, and accelerating the development of innovative AI solutions. SAPEON and DOCOMO Innovations have entered into an agreement to explore various applications, including Large Language Models (LLMs), image and video processing, and computer vision AI applications. They will conduct Proof of Concept (PoC) to solidify these advancements.

As a part of this initiative, DOCOMO Innovations has commenced testing of SAPEON’s newly launched AI semiconductor, the X330 which enables them to test customized models and Large Language Models (LLMs). This follows, after having tested the SAPEON X220, which has been proven to have high performance.

This cutting-edge service will be instrumental in multiple sectors, including healthcare, finance, insurance, and call centers, enhancing functions like voice recognition, converting conversations to text, and automated responses. SAPEON ‘X330’ is an AI semiconductor for data centers that provides more than 4 times the performance and more than 2 times the power efficiency of our existing product the X220.

SAPEON plans to target AI service model development companies and data center markets with the X330, which boasts enhanced capabilities which support Large Language Models (LLMs). SAPEON is currently conducting X330 prototype testing and reliability verification with key customers, and is gearing up for mass production to meet growing demand.

SAPEON completed the development of the semiconductor design asset with intellectual property (IP) for autonomous driving and has obtained the functional safety standard (ISO26262).

Looking ahead, we are preparing to launch high-performance edge AI semiconductors. SAPEON plans to provide customized solutions using its AI semiconductors in various industries, not only in data centers.

Soojung Ryu, CEO of SAPEON commented, “SAPEON is at the forefront of AI semiconductor development and has played a leading role in driving the advancement of related markets. We are proud to be the first enterprise in Korea to develop AI semiconductors for data centers in 2020.” Following our announcement, “we are excited to collaborate with DOCOMO Innovations to engage with a broader customer base”.

Yoshikazu Akinaga, President & CEO of DOCOMO Innovations commented, “As a leader in technological innovation, DOCOMO Innovations is committed to embracing new platforms and an open approach, enabling us to persistently push the envelope and innovate in order to provide our customers with unparalleled¬†solutions. We are diligently evaluating SAPEON’s technology and excited about the potential collaboration with them to pioneer a new generation in the AI world.”

About SAPEON Inc.

SAPEON is an independent corporation targeting the global market with SK Telecom’s self-developed AI semiconductor SAPEON as the first result of cooperation among the three companies of SK Telecom’s SK ICT Alliance with SK Square and SK Hynix. For global business, SAPEON’s headquarters is US Corporation SAPEON Inc. in Santa Clara, California, Silicon Valley. SAPEON Korea, a Korean company, oversees businesses in Korea and Asia. The SAPEON chip is the first Korean non-memory semiconductor for data centers that executes large-scale calculations necessary for realizing AI services at high speed and low power. For more information about SAPEON and its products, visit https://www.sapeon.com/, LinkedIn (sapeon), Facebook (@SAPEON.Korea), and YouTube (sapeon).

About DOCOMO Innovations, INC.

DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile service provider, acts as a conduit linking NTT DOCOMO with the cutting-edge innovations emerging from Silicon Valley. Through partnerships, collaborations, and open innovation, DOCOMO Innovations aims to extend the technological advancements and expertise of NTT DOCOMO to the global market, enhancing customer experiences and driving technological progress.