Schneider Electric integrates Hailo Technologies processors for greater AI capabilities

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Schneider Electric has announced a technology collaboration with Hailo Technologies, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipmaker, to integrate Hailo’s advanced processors within Schneider Electric solutions.

AI offers significant benefits in enhancing the performance, efficiency and capabilities of industrial automation systems, allowing industries across all segments to better position themselves for the future.

By integrating the Hailo-8 AI processor within its industrial automation solutions, Schneider Electric will unlock new intelligence at the edge and drive innovation for its customers, with significant and immediate improvements across several common manufacturing tasks, including: 

  • Pick and place: achieving object detection tasks six times faster than central processing units (CPUs)
  • Quality control: running classification processes 20 times faster than a CPU
  • Yield optimisation: improving output and throughput, reducing waste by 15% on average 

Hailo Technologies is leading the AI chip industry for edge devices, with technology enabling new compute possibilities for sectors like automotive, security, retail, and manufacturing. Its Hailo-8 processor is an efficient and compact AI processor with low power consumption, enabling real-time, high-accuracy data analysis at the edge. 

“We are always looking to partner with companies that can help us deliver the most cutting-edge solution available on the market,” said Aurelien LeSant, Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric. “The Hailo collaboration reinforces our commitment to innovation and next-generation technology. It signifies an important step in delivering intelligent, energy-efficient solutions that will shape the future of industries.” 

“We are proud to work with Schneider Electric, an industry pioneer that has recognised the transformative potential of integrating AI capabilities into its industrial automation solutions,” said Eyal Barnea, VP of Business Development at Hailo Technologies. “Our technology will empower its customers to create new powerful, cost-efficient, and smart AI-based solutions quickly and easily.”

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