Rokid enters strategic alliance with ARM China in developing AR chips for Metaverse total solutions

AREA member Rokid, augmented reality (AR) company, on April 19 2022 announced that it has formed a partnership with chip and service provider ARM China, leveraging IC design for AI products to create comprehensive AR solutions with high-performance computing and low-power consumption.

Augmented reality is a key connection to the Metaverse era. To meet the specific needs of a new Metaverse generation, Rokid actively enhances the ability of backend computing power. In terms of the agreement, Rokid will create an all-inclusive customized design, verification, and testing solution based on ARM China’s core power XPU intelligent data-stream convergence computing platform, optimizing related software and algorithms.

Mr. Misa Zhu, CEO of Rokid enthusiastically stated: “The evolution of AR glasses is determined by the support of core components and ecosystems, including optics and chips.

Different from the computer and mobile phone chips, AR chips have a higher requirement for computing power and involve high deployment costs and technical thresholds.

ARM China is the one of largest chip design IP development and service providers. We are very thrilled to cooperate with ARM China to build a well-rounded AR ecosystem moving forward.” Mr. Xiongang Wu, Chairman and General Manager of ARM China stated: “A major feature of the Metaverse is its interactivity, which spreads the ‘digitalization’ more comprehensively; and the extended reality technology is one of the core technologies for providing an immersive metaverse experience.

Rokid is an important partner of ARM China in the AR field. We are very pleased to have a strategic cooperation agreement with Rokid. We will fully support Rokid’s product development and joint expansion to the ecological experience of the Metaverse.”

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