Image processing semiconductor chip maker Ambarella acquired VisLab S.r.l., a vision related artificial intelligence company. VisLab developed computer vision -based control systems for automotive such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self driving vehicles and also any such vision processing related applications. VisLab technology has powered “Porter,” an autonomous vehicle that made a 13,000 km autonomous trip from Italy to China in 2010.
“Computer vision is an area of significant focus for Ambarella, and will be critical to our current video markets, as well as future markets such as automotive OEM cameras,” said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Broggi and the VisLab team to Ambarella to jointly define, develop and deploy future generations of computer vision solutions.”
“The unique combination of VisLab’s computer vision expertise and Ambarella’s high performance, power-efficient video processing technology will enable extremely powerful systems,” said Professor Broggi. “We are very pleased to join Ambarella and to realize the full potential of our research and algorithms across a wide range of customers’ products.”
27 researchers working at VisLab to join Ambarella’s advanced computer vision development team.