Press Release published by Semcon on February 4, 2020
Semcon is embarking upon a new partnership with Imagimob, a company developing software for Edge AI, and expanding its digital offering still further as a result. Edge AI means that even more and smaller products can be both connected and intelligent.
As the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence, AI, are contsantly increasing, the algorithms are vey demanding in terms of performance and hence cloud-based. Edge AI means that smaller applications can be installed directly in products, such as handheld machines of various kinds. This allows anomalies to be detected and dealt with in real time, which enhances safety, and at the same time the AI algorithm is constantly learning and becoming smarter.
“This is an exciting partnership. It is paving the way for more AI opportunities and expanding Semcon’s digital offering. We have cutting-edge skills when it comes to cloud solutions, sensor systems and software development, alongside large delivery capacity. The Imagimob AI software tools and its Edge AI expertise provide an excellent complement to this,” says Johan Kristensson, sales manager for connected products at Semcon.
Edge AI means that even more products can be connected in smarter ways by means of solutions that are less demanding in terms of performance and capable of performing specific tasks in real time. For instance, the Imagimob AI solution has been used in a connected safety vest and for gesture control of both consumer products and industrial applications.
“We are looking forward to being able to reach out to more customers thanks to our partnership with Semcon. As we see it, there is an excellent match between our expertise and our leading Edge AI software tools, and Semcon’s experience, client base and delivery capacity,” says Anders Hardebring, CEO and co-founder of Imagimob.
Semcon has extensive expertise from various AI projects, including AI-driven data management solutions, predictive maintenance and autonomous solutions for vehicles of various kinds, as well as a number of research projects.
The partnership between Semcon and Imagimob began in January 2020 when Semcon’s experts underwent training and certification on the Imagimob Edge AI software tools.
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs and behaviours. We strengthen our customers' competitiveness by always starting from the end user, because the person who knows most about the user's needs creates the best products and the clearest benefits to humans. Semcon collaborates mainly with companies in the automotive, industry, energy and life science sectors. With more than 2 100 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. Semcon was founded in Sweden in 1980 and has offices in over 30 locations in eight different countries. In 2018, the Group reported annual sales of SEK 1.8 billion. Read more on www.semcon.com
Imagimob is a global leader in artificial intelligence products for edge devices. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the company has been serving customers within the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and lifestyle industries since 2013. The experienced and visionary team that makes up Imagimob is tirelessly dedicated to staying on top of the latest research, thinking new, and thinking big. Read more on www.imagimob.com