Syntiant CEO Kurt Busch is E & Y’s Entrepreneur Of The


Irvine, Calif., Aug. 6, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Syntiant Corporation., a turnkey deep learning technology company driving low-power image, audio, voice, and sensor AI processing in edge devices, today announced that its CEO, Kurt Busch, has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year was appointed® 2021 Pacific Southwest – Orange County.

Now in its 35thNS In the 12th year, E & Y’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the outstanding competitive awards for entrepreneurs and executives of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders and excel in talent management; Level of difficulty; Financial performance; social influence and building a value-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans.

“The nomination as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year is something very special for me because it embodies Syntiant’s culture of innovation,” says Busch. “It is this entrepreneurship that the company was founded on as we continue our global mission to drive the adoption of AI at the edge. I am very grateful to my co-founders, our team, investors, customers and partners who have contributed to making this prestigious honor possible. “

Syntiant was founded in 2017 and has shipped more than 15 million of its Neural Decision Processors â„¢ to customers around the world. The company has raised more than $ 65 million and continues to be recognized as one of Orange County’s Best Places to Work 2021 for its deep learning technology and culture.

Busch was selected by an independent jury. The award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 5th. As the winner of the Pacific Southwest – Orange County Award, Busch can now be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. The winners in several national categories and the winner of the overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award will be announced at the Strategic Growth Forum in November®, one of the most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies in the country.

About Syntiant
Syntiant Corp. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leader in moving artificial intelligence and machine learning from the cloud to edge devices. Syntiant’s advanced chip solutions combine deep learning with semiconductor design to produce extremely low-power, high-performance, deep neural network processors for always-on applications in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, from earphones to automobiles. The company is backed by several of the world’s leading strategic and financial investors, including Intel Capital, Microsoft’s M12, Applied Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Amazon Alexa Fund, and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Syntiant continues to be recognized as an industry leader and was named Gartner’s Cool Vendors in AI Semiconductors in April 2020; Fast Company’s Prestigious List of World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020; as well as a CES® Winner of the Innovation Awards 2021 and CES® Winner of the Best of Innovation Awards 2020. For more information about the company, please visit or by following Syntiant on Twitter @Syntiantcorp.

About Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver the innovation, growth, and prosperity that are transforming our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that drive growth. It connects them with their peers to empower entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It honors entrepreneurs through regional and national award programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. The national overall winners will then fight for the title EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year â„¢. Click to learn more.

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