SambaNova Wins “Best Innovation in AI Hardware” 2020

Posted by SambaNova Systems on December 10, 2020

Recognition comes on the heels of SambaNova’s recent launch of DataScale® and Dataflow-as-a-Service

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2020—SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to develop and deploy next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and data-intensive applications from the data center to the cloud and the edge, has been named “Best Innovation in AI Hardware” by The AIconics, a prestigious global award celebrating breakthrough technologies in AI.

The “Best Innovation in AI Hardware” award honors one company developing hardware solutions that represent a clear advancement for the field of artificial intelligence. Previous winners of Alconics Awards include IBM Watson, Microsoft, Blue Prism, PwC and Darktrace among others.

“At SambaNova Systems, we’re on a mission to create technology that empowers people to achieve goals that are still out of reach with today’s computing solutions, and this recognition from AIconics is a validation of that effort,” said Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO of SambaNova Systems. “We look forward to continuing to push the boundaries and unlock what is possible with AI, and chart the course through the next frontier.”

Now in its fifth year, the virtual AIconics Ceremony took place on Dec. 9, as a part of AI Summit New York, the world’s leading AI for enterprise event.

The announcement of this award follows a day after SambaNova announced the availability of DataScale, the AI and chip solution enabling enterprises to bring services and products to market faster than any alternative, and SambaNova’s launch of the industry’s first Dataflow-as-a-Service offering. Additionally, the recognition arrives after SambaNova’s news of their expansion into EMEA and their most recent funding round, a $250 million Series C led by BlackRock.

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Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova Systems was founded in 2017 by industry luminaries, and hardware and software design experts from Sun/Oracle and Stanford University. Investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Intel Capital, GV, Walden International, Temasek, GIC, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Celesta, and several others. Visit us at or contact us at Follow SambaNova Systems on Linkedin.