New Partnerships to Support Future of AI in Japan

Tenstorrent has secured a multi-tiered partnership deals that aim to accelerate the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in Japan. Particularly, Japan’s Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC) selected Tenstorrent’s world-class RISC-V and Chiplet IP for its all-new edge 2nm AI Accelerator. In addition, Tenstorrent will work with LSTC as a collaborative innovation partner to co-design the chip that will redefine AI performance in Japan.

Moreover, Tenstorrent will also work with Rapidus Corporation in this project. Rapidus will develop state-of-the-art logic semiconductor technologies with the goal to achieve the world’s best cycle time reduction services.

Rapidus is planning to serve not only for wafer processing but also advanced packaging to meet the customer’s specific needs. Particularly, by maximizing the effectiveness of the total manufacturing process. Their strategy suits with Tenstorrent’s direction.

Tenstorrent CEO Jim Keller shakes hands with Rapidus CEO Atsuyoshi Koike

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Tenstorrent will leverage its Ascalon RISC-V CPU core technology to co-develop a RISC-V CPU chiplet for LSTC’s new edge AI accelerator. Moreover, Tenstorrent and LSTC share the same vision that the future of silicon will be driven by heterogeneous compute. Specifically, combining of RISC-V CPU and AI cores designed to be used together to handle any workload.

Tenstorrent is an ideal partner for LSTC based not only on the strength of Tenstorrent’s RISC-V CPU technology and expertise in artificial intelligence. Moreover, because of the strength of Tenstorrent’s team and its commitment to Japan.

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Tenstorrent’s CEO Jim Keller has a storied history of building high-profile, commercially successful silicon products. This includes Tesla’s first self-driving chip, chips for the Apple iPad, and AMD’s Zen architecture. Under Keller’s leadership, Tenstorrent’s success in AI, RISC-V CPU, and heterogeneous compute development made it easy for LSTC to choose Tenstorrent to work with to co-design their hardware.  

“The joint effort by Tenstorrent and LSTC to create a chiplet-based edge AI accelerator represents a groundbreaking venture into the first cross-organizational chiplet development in semiconductor industry,” said Wei-Han Lien, Chief Architect of Tenstorrent’s RISC-V products.

“The edge AI accelerator will incorporate LSTC’s AI chiplet along with Tenstorrent’s RISC-V and peripheral chiplet technology. This pioneering strategy harnesses the collective capabilities of both organizations to use the adaptable and efficient nature of chiplet technology to meet the increasing needs of AI applications at the edge.”