Lightmatter is a hardware company that uses integrated photonics to create processors.
It combines electronics, photonics, and various algorithms to create a computing platform purpose-built for artificial intelligence.
Lightmatter uses light to create photonic compute chips specialized for AI.
- The company’s photonic processors are designed to accelerate critical operations in neural networks using an array of programmable photonic elements fabricated alongside transistors in conventional CMOS processes.
- This enables clients to get quality evaluations as well as low power consumption for software algorithms underlying image recognition and natural language processing.
Recent & Total Funding Information
Lightmatter has raised a total of $267 million in funding from 10 investors including Trajectory Ventures and Google Ventures.
- The company’s last funding round was a $154M Series C round in May, 2023.
Lightmatter was founded by Darius Bunandar, Nicholas Harris, and Thomas Graham in 2017.
- Darius Bunandar is the CEO of the company. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT and has worked at Intel and Broadcom.
- Nicholas Harris is the CTO of Lightmatter. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT and has worked at Intel and Broadcom.
- Thomas Graham is the COO of the company. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT and has worked at Intel and Broadcom.
The photonic (super)computing platform.