Seeing Machines, the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, has advanced its previously announced Memorandum of Understanding to an executed License Agreement to license the Company’s Occula® Neural Processing Unit (“Occula®”) to OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (“OmniVision”), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions.
This collaboration represents the first execution of a silicon license for Seeing Machines’ Occula®, which offers a unique NPU design that enables the development of low-cost, high-performance edge-AI semiconductors to power future human-machine interfaces.
In line with its recently announced ‘three pillar embedded product strategy’, where Seeing Machines laid out its strategic approach to meet the broad and growing technology needs of the global automotive interior monitoring market for Automotive, this collaboration brings the third pillar to life as the partners are working together to combine the Occula® Silicon IP with OmniVision’s innovative machine vision silicon technology.
OmniVision is a global technology leader in advanced digital imaging solutions, serving every imaging market segment, including automotive. For over 15 years, it has been delivering automotive imaging solutions, with proven success on the road for every type of interior and exterior vehicle camera, enabling its automotive customers to provide a safer and smarter driving experience. OmniVision has a full portfolio of image sensors for the interior monitoring market and is presently the leading supplier of image sensors into the interior monitoring market segment.
Seeing Machines continues to grow as an automotive leader in DMS technology, having won contracts with a total five automotive Tier 1 customers for a steadily growing number of programs across six global car OEMs. The Company is now expanding its embedded product offerings, and extending its low-cost high performance embedded DMS know-how into the automotive Occupant Monitoring System (OMS) market.
Seeing Machines and OmniVision are working together to deliver optimised, highly integrated solutions to the global DMS and OMS markets, leveraging existing and new customers globally.