Technology

Faster,
Less power,
Higher Cost-efficiency.

Proven Tech
in diverse commercial applications providing faster AI/DL processing with higher power-cost efficiency.

And it comes in forms of chip, card, and server as an integrated
hardware-software solution for "Cloud AI as a Service" at datacenters.
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AI Processor

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PCIe Card

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Server

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Datacenter (Cloud)

State-of-the-art Tech

Technology and architecture advantages to meet all the requirements the Inference market expects

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Satisfying performance in low latency with

wide flexibility

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Delivering best inference performance

Power-Cost Efficiency

Delivering the best AI inference performance with high efficiency in between competitors.

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Save up to 50% cost out of the competitive

GPU tiers

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4x effectiveness for Performance to cost and Watt

Field-Proven Accomplishment

Commercial AI-based field applications are currently running on SAPEON.

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Achievement for both performance and cost

innovation

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Running on diverse commercial applications

Excellent R&D Manpower

Over 95% of our R&D members are MS or higher of related field. With our great manpower, we're aiming only SUPEX goals.

 

Korea's first AI processor for datacenters.

SAPEON has an optimal architecture for low-latency, large-scale inference of deep neural networks. Our products are optimally designed to process artificial intelligence tasks faster, using less power by efficiently processing large amounts of data simultaneously.
Get continuous, unified and high-quality AI services across the devices with SAPEON.

2020

Commercial Sample Released

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AI Inference

2023

AI Inference

AI Training

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2025

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AI Inference

AI Training

HBM3

X220 Specification

Precision

Integer 16, 8, 4 bit

Int8 Performance

87 Tera OPS (Boost Mode 100 Tera OPS)

Effective Performance

(Resnet-50, Batch 18)

6,785 FPS

Memory Capacity

8 GB

Host Interface

PCIe Gen3 x 16 Lane

Max Power Consumption

65 W

SAPEON X220  is SAPEON's self-developed AI chip that aims for high-efficiency large-scale cloud inference. Its deep learning computation speed is 6.7 kilo-frames per second, meaning it can process 6,700  images per second.

SAPEON X330  is scheduled to be released in early 2023. If the existing SAPEON X220 was designed to optimize a semiconductor’s inference skill, the SAPEON X330 will include not only inference but also new learning features, such as the ability to learn data, that enhance the AI processing in real-time. 

 

Application Demo

Image Classification

In the image classification demo, the performance of SAPEON and GPU is compared. During ResNet-50, the most commonly used artificial neural network  is running, SAPEON X220 shows superior performance compared with the GPU. 

Object Detection

In the Object Detection demonstration, the task is to recognize people, cars, bicycles, and so on from video footage as it is played. The faster these objects are detected, the faster the video gets played. YOLO-v3, the most famous artificial neural network for object detection, is being used for comparison. SAPEON shows better performance but lower power consumption. 

Image Quality Enhancement

SUPERNOVA

This demonstration shows the performance of SAPEON applied to SUPERNOVA, which is SKT's technology to upscale low-resolution images using AI. To change image resolution in real-time, the AI processing speed must be fast. In the demonstration, SAPEON shows faster speed for improving resolution compared with a GPU. Not only that but it is possible to produce the result you want at a lower cost and consume less power.

5G Edge Cloud

SAPEON operating on MEC (Network Edge) via the 5G network. The application program for detecting a person's pose is running. The artificial neural network that cannot operate on a mobile phone is being remotely executed on SAPEON through the 5G MEC. 

VPS
(Visual Positioning System)

SAPEON running VPS, an indoor navigation technology. Using SAPEON makes it possible to quickly and accurately locate one's position, and it enables navigation technology to work properly.

SAPEON
Use Cases

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Commercial AI-based field applications are currently running on SAPEON. SAPEON X220 has been applied to AI assistant service, "NUGU," as well as a variety of services of our affiliates such as media content selection and media resolution upgrading service, "Supernova," and cloud-based video surveillance service, "T View". We provide integrated AI solutions such as AI infrastructure, software, and applications in various areas. 
 

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Mobility & Robot

As of late, the use of AI robots has emerged in various applications, including directional guidance delivery, and disease control and prevention. VLAM(Visual Localization And Mapping) and vision AI technologies are utilized in order to provide accurate location information to the cloud robot and to analyze collected videos. SAPEON allows for more efficient and economical AI-based robot services.

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Media

SAPEON is utilized in SK telecom media’s quality advancement technology. SUPERNOVA, which enhances low-quality, low-resolution videos with AI technology. Supernova, running on SAPEON, can not only improve the video quality significantly, but also enables large scale services, providing universal AI services to wider public. 

3

Safety & Security

SK shieldus applied SAPEON of its AI-based video surveillance system that detects abnormal movements such as intrusion and falling. It further contributes to ensuring safety through applications including the detection of driver negligence, surveillance of unlawful train boarding, and general safety inspection. 

4

Smart Factory

SK shieldus applied SAPEON of its AI-based video surveillance system that detects abnormal movements such as intrusion and falling. It further contributes to ensuring safety through applications including the detection of driver negligence, surveillance of unlawful train boarding, and general safety inspection. 

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Medical

Utilization of Vision AI technology in the medical field is rapidly increasing for purposes including early cancer detection and epidemiological analysis. The utilization of SAPEON in high-quality, affordable medical services contributes to a healthier, more prosperous society.