Intron Technology partners with AI chip pioneer Kalray To promote intelligent vehicle and AI development in China

2019.10.21


(21 October 2019, Hong Kong) – Intron Technology Holdings Limited (“Intron Technology” or the “Group”; HKEX: 1760), a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China, has partnered with Kalray from France (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL), a leader in intelligent processors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips, wherein the two parties signed an agreement to join force to help automotive makers and brands that manufacture motors vehicles (OEMs) in China build advanced AI and high-performance computing systems.

Kalray has over 10 years of experience in the industry serving customers from various fields such as server manufacturers, intelligent system integrators, and consumer product manufacturers, including auto makers. Strategic partnerships has been publicly announced with the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, Baidu and the Autoware Foundation.

Partnering with Kalray means Intron Technology will enhance its technological capability in the development of AI and to offer better engineering support as well as tailored system solutions to its OEMs customers in China. Coupled with its customisation engineering service, Intron will offer Kalray’s Massively Parallel Processor Array (MPPA) Intelligent Processors and acceleration cards to major Chinese OEMs targeting next generation of AI and high performance computing systems. With Kalray’s technology, the two parties will also work together in developing AI-empowered solutions, thereby drive advancement of the intelligent vehicle industry in China.

Mr Davy Luk, Chairman, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Intron Technology, said, “We are pleased to have Kalray as our strategic partner. We’ve seen tremendous interest for Kalray’s MPPA technology at our OEMs accounts. Kalray technology, available in Integrated Circuit forms or as boards with associated software, coupled with our high-level technical and sales support, provides our customers with comprehensive solutions for fast growing markets, and together foster the development of AI technology in China. AI is at the heart of a growing number of applications such as autonomous vehicles, intelligent storage servers, data centres, and more. We believe bringing in Kalray’s products with our solutions will enable us and our customers to hand-in-hand promote advancement and development of the Advanced Driver-assistance System (ADAS), as well as the Automated Driving System (ADS) in China.”

Mr Eric Baissus, CEO of Kalray, said, “We have been impressed by the expertise of Intron’s teams and their capability to integrate and deploy advanced technologies in the Chinese market. With the addition of Intron Technology to our global sales network, we will extend our presence in China. We will have the capability to best serve local customers and to exploit new opportunities with companies developing next generation of intelligent systems.”

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About Kalray
Kalray (Euronext Growth Paris — FR0010722819 — ALKAL) is the pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems. As a real technological breakthrough, “intelligent” processors have the capability to analyze on the fly, and in an intelligent manner, a very large amount of information, and to make decisions and interact in real time with the outside world. These intelligent processors will be deployed extensively in fast-growing sectors, such as new-generation networks (intelligent data centers) and autonomous vehicles, as well as healthcare equipment, drones, and robots. Kalray’s offering encompasses both processors and complete solutions (electronic boards and software). Created in 2008 as a spin-off of CEA (“Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives”, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Kalray serves customers such as server manufacturers, intelligent system integrators, and consumer product manufacturers, including car makers.

About Intron Technology Holdings Limited (英恒科技控股有限公司)
Intron Technology Holdings Limited is a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China focuses on providing solutions targeting critical automotive electronic components applied in New Energy, Body Control, Safety and Powertrain systems. The Group utilises its research and development and engineering capabilities to provide solutions incorporating advanced semiconductor devices to help OEMs achieve industry leading performance.

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