1 Dec 2022
The photonic chip company.
Founded in 2021, Salience Labs is developing an ultra high-speed multi-chip processor that packages a photonics chip together with standard electronics. By using light to execute operations, Salience Labs delivers massively parallel, ultra-high throughput processing performance on a single chip – bringing power-efficient exascale compute to a wide array of new and existing AI processes and applications.
CEO & Founder: Vaysh Kewada
CIC oversight: Ian Lane
Year of investment: 2022
- Salience Labs brings together deep domain expertise in photonics, electronics, and CMOS manufacture. Their unique approach to photonics delivers an exceedingly dense computing chip without having to scale the photonics chip to large sizes.
“The speed of AI computation doubles every 3.4 months, outpacing what standard semiconductor technologies have left to offer. At Salience Labs, we’re solving this gap between AI demand and semiconductor supply with an ultra high-speed multi-chip processor that packages a photonics chip together with standard electronics. By using a broad bandwidth of light to execute operations, we can deliver massively parallel processing performance within a given power envelope. Our proprietary approach combines the ultra-fast speed of photonics, the flexibility of electronics and the manufacturability of CMOS. This will usher in a new era of processing, where supercompute AI becomes ubiquitous.”
Vaysh Kewada, CEO and Co-founder of Salience Labs
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