Weebit Nano to showcase neuromorphic demo at ISSCC 2020

7 February 2020 – Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX: WBT), a developer of next generation memory technology for the global semiconductor industry, will showcase its innovative brain-inspired neuromorphic demo at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) 2020 in San Francisco from 16-20 February.

Held annually, the ISSCC is the premier global forum for advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. As the flagship conference of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, it attracts more than 3,000 attendees. Chosen by an international panel of scientific and industry experts, Weebit will present its bio-inspired ‘SPIRIT’ neuromorphic demo, developed in cooperation with its partner CEA-Leti, as part of the event’s Industry Showcase, alongside other selected companies such as Intel, Samsung, IBM, AMD, Western Digital, Alibaba and Texas Instruments.

The SPIRIT neuromorphic demo uses Weebit’s silicon oxide ReRAM technology to run inference tasks using CEALeti’s Spiking Neural Network (SNN) algorithms, implementing synapses in a way that mimics human biological synapse activity. Using neuromorphic techniques based on ReRAM technology greatly increases parallel connectivity compared to current circuits, significantly improving the energy efficiency of the Ai computing process.

Coby Hanoch, CEO at Weebit said: “Companies participating at the ISSCC’s Industry Showcase have been recognised for their technological innovations in silicon circuits and Systems on a Chip [SoC], which are driving industrial applications and the products of the future. Weebit’s invitation to present at the ISSCC Industry Showcase reflects the state-of-the-art technology that CEA-Leti and Weebit have developed and demonstrated in silicon. The conference is a widely successful industry event, providing Weebit with exposure to many potential partners and opportunities for new business collaborations.”

This announcement has been authorised for release by the Board.