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NXP Announces Support of ONNX Neural Network Exchange Format to Increase Efficiency of Machine Learning Inference

November 26, 2018 at 5:29 PM EST

Eindhoven,  Netherlands November 26, 2019 NXP Semiconductors today announced support of the  Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format within its edge intelligence  environment (eIQ). NXP’s eIQ is a comprehensive machine learning (ML) toolkit  that helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) balance performance needs  and system cost when deploying neural networks and their associated inference  engines at the edge.
ONNX is an open standard for representing deep learning models that enables  trained models to be transferred between existing Artificial Intelligent (AI)  frameworks. By importing models in the ONNX format, NXP’s eIQ enables models to  be trained in one framework and transferred to another for inference. ML developers  can then deploy inference engines across NXP’s scalable portfolio of MCUs,  high-performance i.MX RT crossover processors, and highly-integrated i.MX and  Layerscape applications processors.
 “When it comes to choosing from among the many machine learning frameworks,  we want our customers to have maximum flexibility and freedom,” said Markus  Levy, head of the Artificial Intelligence Technology Center at NXP.  “An interoperable ML ecosystem is key to  driving innovation, where designers can have the freedom to develop what’s  needed for their applications. We’re happy to bring the ONNX benefits to our  customer community of ML developers.”
ONNX, a community project created by Facebook, AWS, and Microsoft, is an  open ecosystem for interchangeable AI models that provides a common way to  represent neural network models. ONNX models are currently supported in Caffe2,  Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, MXNet, PaddlePaddle, and PyTorch, and there are connectors  for many other common frameworks and libraries. More information on ONNX can be  found at

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables  secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions  that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure  connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in  the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart  connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience  and expertise, the company has over 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries  and posted revenue of $9.26 billion in 2017. Find out more at
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