AMD to acquire AI software expert

Date: 13/10/2023
AMD signed a definitive agreement to acquire with an aim to enhance AMD's open AI software capabilities. Through this buy-out AMD gains access to a highly skilled team of engineers developing cutting-edge AI software technology. This agreement aligns with AMD's AI growth strategy, which revolves around fostering an open software ecosystem. This ecosystem aims to eliminate barriers for customers by providing them with developer tools, libraries, and models.

This technology is renowned for its ability to expedite the implementation of AI solutions that are specifically optimized for AMD's Instinct data center accelerators, Ryzen AI processors, EPYC processors, Versal SoCs, and Radeon GPUs. provides optimized artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to leading hyperscalers, enterprises, and startups. The SHARK software developed by, which is based on compiler-based automation, significantly minimizes the need for manual optimization and reduces the time needed to implement highly efficient AI models. These models can be deployed across a wide range of data center, edge, and client platforms that are powered by AMD CDNA, XDNA, RDNA, and "Zen" architectures.

“The acquisition of is expected to significantly enhance our ability to provide AI customers with open software that allows them to easily deploy highly performant AI models tuned for AMD hardware,” said Vamsi Boppana, senior vice president, Artificial Intelligence Group at AMD. “The addition of the talented team accelerates our ability to advance open-source compiler technology and enable portable, high-performance AI solutions across the AMD product portfolio.’s technologies are already widely deployed in the cloud, at the edge and across a broad range of end point devices today.”

“At, we are a team of engineers focused on problem solving — quickly – and moving at pace in an industry of constant change to develop solutions for the next set of problems,” said Anush Elangovan, co-founder and CEO, “Our journey as a company has cemented our role as the primary maintainer and major contributor to some of the world's most important AI repositories, including SHARK, Torch-MLIR and OpenXLA/IREE code generation technology. By joining forces with AMD, we will bring this expertise to a broader range of customers on a global scale.”

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