Brainchip share price rockets 30% in a week

The BrainChip share price has rocketed by more than 30% in just a week. The company is an AI company working on a first-of-its-kind technology.

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The Brainchip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) share price has risen by 30% since last Tuesday, and 109% over the past month. This ASX-listed artificial intelligence (AI) company is the largest of its type in the world. It is currently developing what is known as a neuromorphic Akida chip, which will mimic the human brain and nervous system and is a first-of-its-kind technology.

Nevertheless, the company already has products in the marketplace that generate revenue. For example, the Akida neural chip is useful for facial recognition and pattern recognition. Accordingly, casinos use it to monitor patterns of play, payout amounts, dealer behaviour and much more. Many international airports also use the company's products to detect terrorism suspects, as do 2 European subways to detect wanted criminals. 

What moved the Brainchip share price?

The Brainchip share price moved today after the company announced it has partnered with Magik Eye Inc., developers of revolutionary 3D sensors.  The agreement is to market a breakthrough solution for object detection, classification and gesture recognition by combining MagikEye's invertible light 3D depth sensing technology and the Akida neuromorphic processor.

This opens up a new sales channel into Japan. Customers for fast 3D object detection and recognition includes robotics, automotive and emerging consumer products, such as virtual reality and others. The companies can jointly address gesture recognition in smart home applications, such as gaming and other consumer products. As well as, smart transportation and smart city applications are all primary markets for collaboration. This includes advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles.

Management commentary

In today's announcement, Richard Wawrzyniak, principal analyst at market research company Semico Research Corp. highlighted that 3D imaging is attracting a good deal of interest in the market and commented that the BrainChip architecture is the "right fit for this class of operations". He added:

It is not surprising their solution would be paired with the MagikEye's Invertible Light Technology for real-time object detection in all types of applications, where low power and high throughput are valued elements for success. Semico believes this technology partnership is a winning combination for the market.

Commenting on the partnership, Louis DiNardo, Brainchip CEO stated:

Our relationship with MagikEye is exciting. The innovation brought to the market by their proprietary Invertible Light technology is impressive and this collaboration provides both companies an opportunity to address large and growing markets with outstanding technology to solve difficult real-world challenges.

Brainchip share price

The Brainchip share price rocketed by 17.5% during Monday's trading, and is up by 30.5% since the open of trading last Tuesday. Its market cap is currently $345 million. Over the past month the Brainchip share price has risen by 113.6%, and it is up by 370%, year-to-date. 

Motley Fool contributor Daryl Mather has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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