Synaptics: In the JPR spotlight

An interview with John Weil, VP & GM for IoT and edge AI processor business at Synaptics, about the Astra platform.

David Harold

Synaptics’ Astra is a platform for heterogeneous processing, focusing on AI native processing. It aims to optimize functionality for processors, including GPUs, CPUs, DSPs, NPUs, and more, for AI applications. The platform enables developers to bring their own models into the platform and optimize them for Synaptics’ processors at the edge by providing tools for optimization and open-source compatibility. Here, JPR’s David Harold speaks one-on-one with John Weil, Synaptics’ brand-new vice president and general manager for their IoT and edge AI processor business, to understand how AI and GPU fits into Astra. Synaptics showcased Astra at CES and teased the

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