As Moore's Law gradually declines, the advantages of near-sensor analog computing chips with ultra-low-power become increasingly felt.
Recently, MakeSens (Chinese: 每刻深思), a manufacturer of near-sensor analog computing chips, received nearly CNY 100 million in series Pre-A from Kuangyuan Industry Investment Fund (Chinese: 旷沄基金), SEE Fund, LongDing Capital (Chinese: 龙鼎资本)， Zhongyang Rongzheng Fund (Chinese: 中阳融正基金) and AMINO Capital (Chinese: 丰元资本).
The proceeds of this funding round will be mainly used for the mass production of its products, the R&D of next-generation products and team building.
The company specializes in digital-analog hybrid computing based on traditional CMOS technology. Its main products are intelligent sensing chips and modules with high energy efficiency and low power consumption, aiming at solving complex computing problems with higher efficiency and producing chips featuring lower power consumption, lower latency, lower cost and smaller size.
According to Tianqi Zou, founder and CEO of MakeSens, their near-sensor analog computing chips can reduce energy consumption by two to three orders of magnitude compared with traditional solutions.
The company has received pre-orders worth tens of millions. The chips can be used for intelligent voice and vision recognition scenarios, with a power consumption of only 1.8MW, and are expected to be ready for mass production in Q4 2022.
Data from CCID shows that China's edge computing market reached CNY 32.53 billion in 2021, with a year-on-year increase of 63.1%.