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 2015 by Albert Liu, alongside with Frank Chang. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, with a semiconductor operations in Taiwan.

Kneron’s mission is to enable and empower edge AI to be everywhere.

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's solutions enable smart home products to be truly intelligent. By using Kneron's solutions, a mid to low-end smartphone equipped with a low-cost camera can perform precise facial recognition that would normally only work on high-end smartphones with complex sensor modules.


Kneron is backed by Horizon Ventures, Qualcomm, Sequoia Capital, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and others. The company raised $40M in a Series B financing on Jan 23, 2020. This brings Kneron's total funding to $73M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $73M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Diego
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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