EdgeCortix Awarded 2024 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

Company selected from among 100 most promising technology pioneers from across 23 global economies

Tokyo, Japan (June 6, 2024) — EdgeCortix® Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on energy-efficient AI processing, today announced that it has been selected as a 2024 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. As a Technology Pioneer, EdgeCortix is one of the world’s 100 most promising start-ups and scale-ups at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.

“We are excited to welcome EdgeCortix to our 2024 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “Considering the immense and transformative power of AI to enhance industries, economies, and societies, we look forward to EdgeCortix’s collaboration with business and government leaders to shape solutions that foster equitable and human-centric change.” 

EdgeCortix looks forward to joining the Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) cohort. The C4IR, part of the globally renowned World Economic Forum, is focused on international technology companies that have the potential to support and help advance technological progress for the equitable and human-centered transformation of industries, economies, and societies.

“We are truly humbled and honored to be recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Dr. Sakyasingha Dasgupta, CEO and Founder of EdgeCortix. “EdgeCortix is committed to delivering energy-efficient and high-performance AI processing in an environmentally sustainable manner. Our focus is on designing a distributed, intelligent, low-power edge AI platform to meet the demands of generative AI applications, from terrestrial to space. We aim to ensure a greener world for future generations and look forward to collaborating with the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) and global leaders to advance sustainable AI computing, supporting equitable, human-centered transformation of industries, economies, and societies.”

Representing EdgeCortix as a Technology Pioneer, Dr. Dasgupta will be invited to engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum events and discussions throughout the next two years, bringing together leading global industry leaders, academics, and government representatives from the public and private sector. As a Technology Pioneer, EdgeCortix will join an impressive group of alumni spanning the last 24 years including many household brands, such as Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

EdgeCortix, one of only two Japanese companies selected this year, has been recognized for developing its approach to an energy-efficient, ultra-low latency semiconductors and software platform that meets the rising demand of AI applications today, from vision to generative AI in a sustainable manner.

More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.

About EdgeCortix

Pioneering the future of the connected intelligent edge, EdgeCortix is a fabless semiconductor company focused on energy-efficient AI processing of Generative-AI workloads at the edge. Founded in 2019 with R&D headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, EdgeCortix delivers a software-first approach with its patented “hardware and software co-exploration” system to design an AI specific runtime reconfigurable accelerator processor from the ground up. EdgeCortix’s products disrupt the rapidly growing edge AI hardware markets including defense, aerospace, smart cities, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles and robotics. For more information about EdgeCortix and the Company's recently announced SAKURA-II AI accelerator, visit www.edgecortix.com

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. Press release boilerplate: The Innovator Communities are a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. Comprising three sub-communities – the Technology Pioneers, Global Innovators and Unicorns – the Innovator Communities accompany start-ups along their growth journey. The World Economic Forum provides the sub-communities with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency. Companies invited to join the Innovator Communities will engage with one or more of the Forum’s centres, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on critical issues.

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