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News Release: Exvision Raises Funding Round

Category: News Created: Thursday, 29 June 2017

 

News Release

June 29, 2017

Exvision Corporation

Exvision Raises Funding Round from Mirai Creation Fund and Intel Capital

New funding supports global business expansion in high-speed vision control technology

 

Tokyo, June 29, 2017 – Exvision Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, Japan. CEO: Akio Fujii) a high-speed vision development platform and application systems developer, today announced the closing of a financing round led by Mirai Creation Fund, invested by Toyota Motor Corporation and others and operated by SPARX Group Co., Ltd. (SPARX), and Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization. The size and terms of the funding round were not disclosed.

 

The funds will be used to enhance technology development for Exvision’s High Speed Vision Development Platform and to deepen the penetration of its application system portfolios via expanded global sales and marketing efforts.

 

Exvision’ High Speed Vision Development Platform consists of High Speed Vision sensor running at 1,000fps and high speed processing system based on FPGA. Its evaluation kit - the evaluation board and SDK - is under development and planned to be released in Q4 2017. And Exvision Gesture System is based on the Vision Processing Unit (VPU) platform from Movidius, an Intel company.  The addition of Mirai Creation Fund and Intel Capital as strategic investors will help Exvision gain access to a powerful network of potential business partners, technology ecosystems, industry advisors, and customers.

 

About Exvision
Exvision is a spin-off of the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory, established with the aim of implementing the Lab’s technologies in various industries. Since 1989, the laboratory has developed countless applications for its computer vision research, with its unique high-speed approach.  The key advantage of Exvision’s high-speed computer vision technology is the capability to obtain useful information of fast moving objects accurately without delay. This key advantage is often critically important to develop high performance application systems for Automobile, Drone, Robotics of Industry automation, Human Interface, etc. 

In recent years, IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives have been drawing much attention. High-speed computer vision will also play a key role in the “Edge Computing” field that feeds to IoT systems.

While spreading the application of these latest technologies, Exvision also provides a high-speed computer vision platform that considerably simplifies the development of vision-based solutions for a wide range of applications.

 

About Mirai Creation Fund

The Mirai Creation Fund began its operations in November 2015 with SPARX Group Co., Ltd. (SPARX) as an operator, invested by Toyota, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SPARX with a total investment capital of 13.5 billion yen. As of end of May 2017, the fund has received investments from 19 companies including the three companies. The Fund targets to invest in enterprises and projects that possess innovative technologies in the core fields of artificial intelligence (Al), robotics, technologies to help achieving a hydrogen-based society, as well as other related projects. At the end of May 2017, AUM reaches 36.5 billion yen. The fund has invested in approximately 30 companies in the US, the UK, Israel and Japan.

 

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment organization, funds innovative startups targeting computing and smart devices, 5G connectivity, cloud, datacenter, artificial intelligence, merged reality, automated driving, the Internet of Things, robotic technologies, immersive entertainment and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$12.2 billion in over 1,480 companies worldwide, and 627 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. For more information about Intel Capital, please visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Press Contacts

Inoue, Exvision Corporation

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Exvision Announced HSV SDK schedule and H.S.V Sensor adoption

Category: News Created: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

NOTICE on May 24, 2017

Please be noticed that Pre-Orders for HSV SDK beta version have reached a pre-defined amount of units.  We apologies to inform this but this pre-order has been terminated.  Thank you for your understandings.

 

News Release

May 17, 2017 

Exvision Corporation 

 

HSV SDK adopts a High-Speed Vision Sensor,
and ships within this calendar year

 

 

Exvision Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Akio Fujii) has announced the release schedule of both beta and production versions of the HSV SDK (High Speed Vision Software Development Kit) evaluation board equipped with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation’s IMX382, a high-speed vision sensor capable of detection and tracking of objects at 1000 frames per second.

The University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Watanabe Lab[1], the research laboratory from which Exvision was spun off, has been researching high speed computer vision and its applications since 1989. The countless unique research results born from the lab continues to garner worldwide attention. Ishikawa Watanabe Lab and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation jointly developed newly released IMX382 high-speed vision sensor[2].

Exvision’s following announcements will help to accelerate the adoption of high-speed vision solutions that utilize the aforementioned IMX382 high-speed vision sensor.

l  The HSV SDK evaluation board, which serves as a development and implementation environment for high-speed computer vision solutions, has been equipped with the IMX382 high-speed vision sensor.

l  A limited number of the HSV SDK beta version will be available for purchase in September 2017.

l  The commercial version will be released December 2017.

 

General diagram of the IMX382-equipped evaluation board’s Camera Unit & Host System below:

En Camera Host

 

 

Components of the SDK’s software below:

En CU HOST

 

 

HSV SDK’s price will be announced at a later date. Exvision is currently accepting pre-orders for the beta version. For more information, please contact Exvision High-Speed Vision Platform Group at the email below. The release schedule announced today is subject to change.

 

For more details, please contact to Exvision High-Speed Vision Platform Group

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[1] the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory: http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html

[2] the announcement by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation: https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201705/17-051E/

 

Establishing a platform for developing high-speed computer vision solutions

Category: News Created: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

 

February 7, 2017

Exvision Corporation

 

 

Establishing a platform for
developing high-speed computer vision solutions

  

Exvision Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Akio Fujii) has announced the release of a high-speed computer vision platform that considerably simplifies the development of vision based solutions for a wide range of applications.

  

Exvision is a spin-off of the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory[1]. Since 1989, the laboratory has developed countless applications for its computer vision research, with its unique high-speed approach drawing worldwide attention. The decades of research and development has culminated in the form of a Vision Chip that embodies the laboratory’s core high-speed vision philosophies. At ISSCC 2017[2] in San Francisco, a demo was held to illustrate the Vision Chip’s practical applications.

 

Exvision announced the following:

  

  • Exvision developed a high-speed computer vision system that detects and tracks moving objects at 1,000 frames per second and utilizes the data to control actuators in real time. A video of the demonstration performed at ISSCC 2017 may be viewed in the YouTube below.

  • Exvision is developing and releasing an SDK and evaluation boards (EVB) as a standardized high-speed computer vision platform that enables streamlined development of various vision based solutions.

 

Further details will be announced at the WINDS forum in March 2017.

 

Contact

 

Exvision High-Speed Vision Platform Group

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[1] the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory: http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html

[2] ISSCC 2017 (2017 IEEE international Solid-State Circuits Conference): http://isscc.org/

 

 

The Exvision Company Web Site has now been renewed!!

Category: News Created: Monday, 06 February 2017

The Exvision company site has been renewed.

Tech In Asia covers Exvision and Exvision Gesture System introduced at SXSW 2015

Category: News Created: Monday, 06 April 2015

Tech In Asia covers Exvision and Exvision Gesture System introduced at SXSW 2015.
URL: https://www.techinasia

April 6, 2015 Details

Bluestacks and Exvision announced the collaboration in enabling gesture-based game play on TV platform

Category: News Created: Sunday, 14 September 2014

Bluestacks and Exvision announced the collaboration in enabling gesture-based game play on TV platform.
URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12180566.htm

NIKKEI TECHNOLOGY online covered Exvision in an article “Venture Firm Realizes High-speed, Low-delay Gesture-based UI”.

Category: News Created: Wednesday, 10 September 2014

URL:http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140910/375540/