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Founded in San Jose, California in 2012, Functionize is a cloud-based platform that enables developers to write and execute end-to-end tests on the fly. The company has a large global client base and a robust support team. Its flagship product, the Functionize X platform, can be deployed on Windows, Mac, Linux and other operating systems. The platform enables users to quickly create, configure, and execute thousands of tests in minutes. This is achieved through a clever combination of artificial intelligence and human insights. Among the highlights of the platform are its proprietary visual performance metric, a patented Word-to-Vec NLP technique, and a multi-OS, multi-device, multi-environment solution that runs on virtual machines.
The company also boasts of a level one certification program for testers. The program teaches QA managers the ins and outs of using Functionize, while helping them make the transition to an automated testing regime. It’s a win-win situation: the company provides its employees with the necessary tools to become more productive, while at the same time improving their QA skills.
AIStorm’s new series B investment brings the company to $16 million, enabling it to expand its engineering and go-to-market efforts. It will support a variety of applications, including behavioural tracking, augmented reality glasses, biometric authentication, and access control. Founded in 2011, AIStorm is led by former Maxim, Micrel, and Semtech executive David Schie, who was previously the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Maxim. The company’s headquarters is located in Silicon Valley, with offices in Graz, Austria.
AIStorm’s patented charge-domain processing approach enables a chip to accept, process, and multiply charges directly without the need for digitization. The MAC efficiencies of AIStorm’s patented design can be up to several thousand TOPS per watt, a figure that is much higher than that of competing solutions. Moreover, AIStorm’s technology can deliver a price that is much lower than competitors’ deep-submicron digital devices.
The AIStorm chip can be used in a number of applications, including biometric authentication, augmented reality glasses, and access control. It is designed to be compatible with popular abstraction layers such as OpenCV, TensorFlow, and Keras. It is also capable of performing up to 2.5 theoretical operations per second, or ten times the current state-of-the-art performance of competing solutions. The company is currently testing its chip in real-world applications, and is planning to begin production orders next year.
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In a recent conference call with Geoff Keighley, Amazon’s vice president of games Mike Frazzini explained the company’s journey from a small game publisher to a global leader in video gaming. The company also talked about big investments in the gaming space and lessons learned along the way.