Blaize today launched its breakthrough AI Edge Computing products in the Japanese market and announced that NSITEXE, a DENSO subsidiary, is now a designated authorized sales representative for Blaize products in Japan. Blaize is delivering AI computing hardware and software products built to overcome today’s unmet requirements for compute and productization of AI applications at the edge. The Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms coupled with the Blaize AI Software Suite enable developers to usher in a new era of more practical and commercially viable edge AI products across a wide range of edge use cases and industries.
Blaize and NSITEXE Collaboration
The Blaize team in Japan includes business development and field engineering staff to serve the Japanese market of strategically important early adopters of AI edge computing solutions. NSITEXE and Blaize have collaborated on technology since 2017. Now as an authorized sales representative, NSITEXE will sell Blaize products, support and supply chain management services.
“Japan is a very important region for Blaize, where we have been well received and have enjoyed working closely with early customers for several years,” said Dinakar Munagala, CEO of Blaize. “Japanese firms lead the way in innovation and are some of the first adopters of AI technology across multiple industries.”
“NSITEXE has been building a long-term relationship with Blaize, as an investor and a customer. We are now pleased that this relationship is growing to the next level, with NSITEXE becoming a designated sales representative of Blaize products in Japan,” said Yukihide Niimi, CEO and President of NSITEXE. “I believe that our deep industry experience in multiple market segments combined with Blaize innovative AI computing solutions will bring significant value to our customers in Japan.”
Blaize Leadership Focus on Systems & Energy Efficiency, Low latency, Flexibility
The Blaize embedded and accelerator platforms are built on the the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture designed for the demands of edge computing. With 16 GSP cores and 16TOPS of AI inference performance within a tiny 7W power envelope, GSP delivers up to 60x better system-level efficiency vs. GPU/CPUs for edge AI applications. In addition, GSP enables 50x less memory bandwidth, and 10x lower latency. This efficiency comes without compromising flexibility – Blaize GSP is a 100% programmable processor – and features advanced capabilities including multi-threading and streaming.