September 16, 2022

LeapMind 1st-patents in Taiwan for its low bit quantization technology

Press release

September 16, 2022 - LeapMind Inc. (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Soichi Matsuda), a creator of the standard in edge AI have announced that it has been granted their first overseas patent in Taiwan. The patent is awarded for the invention related to neural network circuits, edge devices and neural network operation method, which is part of our core technology, extremely low-bit quantization used for the flagship product, ultra-low power AI interface accelerator IP “Efficiera®”. It is a pursued to the utmost limit technology of the weight reduction method of deep learning model and has already been granted in Japan in June, 2021.

Patent number: No. I773245

Date of patent registration: August 1st, 2022

Title of the invention: Neural Network Circuits, Edge Devices and Neural Network Operation Methods

Patentee: LeapMind Inc.

LeapMind has been working to acquire patents on ultra-low quantization technology and Efficiera® in Japan and overseas, and has obtained seven patents in Japan, including this. LeapMind will continuously be committed to strive in advanced technology development by acquiring patents and to accelerate the social implementation of AI.

List of LeapMind’s patent in Japan List of patents granted by LeapMind to date.

About LeapMind

LeapMind Inc. was founded in 2012 with the corporate philosophy of "bringing new devices that use machine learning to the world". Total investment in LeapMind to date has reached 4.99 billion yen (as of May 2021). The company's strength is in extremely low bit quantization for compact deep learning solutions. It has a proven track record of achievement with over 150 companies, centered in manufacturing including the automobile industry. It is also developing its Efficiera semiconductor IP, based on its experience in the development of both software and hardware.

Head office: Shibuya Dogenzaka Sky Building 3F, 28-1 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0044 Representative: Soichi Matsuda, CEO Established: December 2012 URL:

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