The project Euclid of Intel was announced last month at Intel Developers Forum. This is a project based on the perceptual RealSense computing platform of Intel. While announcing this project, Intel gave a clear statement that the company is quite serious about computer vision concept. At present, the company is ready to take this project to further level; so it announced its plan to take over the famous chipmaker of computer vision Movidius.
A LITTLE MORE TO MOVIDIUS –
Basically, it is a famous chipmaker company that does not require much introduction as it is quite reputed firm in this industry. It is already associated with several famous companies like Google, FLIR, Lenovo and DJI. This firm provides these companies with vision technology for their multiple electronic devices like security cameras, VR/AR headsets, drones etc.
It is interesting to see that this chip maker had been offering the chips for computer vision which had been used in Google Project Tango generation 1 devices like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is the first ever commercial product on Tango technology. The hardware of this company supports map surroundings with 3D tools like sensors and cameras. Movidius also offered chips for DJI Phantom 4 – a collision avoidance program.
WHAT MOVIDIUS CEO HAS TO SAY ON THIS ACQUISITION NEWS-
When asked about this acquisition from Remi El-Ouazzane – the CEO of the company, he said that Movidius will keep focusing its previous objectives for supplying computer vision to all kinds of machines; however now they have more resources by which they can create faster and perform at scale.
The Senior Vice President & General Manager Of Intel’s New Technology Group Mr. Josh Walden stated, “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance SoC platforms for accelerating computer vision applications. Additionally, this acquisition brings algorithms tuned for deep learning, depth processing, navigation and mapping, and natural interactions, as well as broad expertise in embedded computer vision and machine intelligence. Movidius’ technology optimizes, enhances and brings RealSense capabilities to fruition”.