Kneron is a leading provider of edge AI solutions dedicated to design and development of integrated software and hardware edge AI solutions for AIoT, smart home, smart surveillance, security, mobile devices, robotics, and industrial control.

Kneron's solutions are engineered to enable on-device AI inferencing and solve real market needs accurately and securely while lowering time to market for our partners. 

Kneron was founded in Taiwan in 2015 by Albert Liu, with Frank Chang. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and Taipei, Taiwan.


Kneron's market-ready solutions enable on-device AI inferencing and are cost-effective for device makers. The company's patented reconfigurable technology allows our solutions to adapt in real-time to audio, 2D, and 3D image recognition application needs, and support mainstream AI frameworks and CNN models.


Kneron recently launched its first auto-grade semiconductors for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The startup’s chips are “reconfigurable”, meaning they combine the flexibility of software and the high speed of the hardware.


Kneron currently has 30 enterprise customers. The company has been forming deep alliances with industry partners. In May 2021, Kneron agreed to buy image signal processor Vatics from Vivotek.


Kneron is backed by Horizon Ventures, Alibaba, Qualcomm, Sequoia, Foxconn, Lite-On Technology, Delta Power Solutions, Alltek, PalPilot, Sand Hill Angels, and others. The company raised $25M in a new round on Dec 21, 2021. This brings Kneron's total funding to $115M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $115M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Diego
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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