SECO partners NXP on industrial AIoT

  • April 8, 2024
  • William Payne

NXP and Italian AI and IoT specialist SECO are working to bring SECO’s Clea software solution to industrial and IoT applications. Clea is an AI as a Service (AIaaS) platform. Optimising Clea for NXP hardware will help deployment across industrial IoT applications. 

The collaboration is part of a long-standing partnership spanning over 15 years between the two companies. It aims to simplify complexity for customers with a ready-made development environment for AI-powered devices across industrial and IoT applications. Clea will support NXP’s MCX portfolio on Zephyr, an open-source, real-time operating system. i.MX portfolio users will have access to a native integration of Clea on NXP’s Yocto/Debian releases.

SECO and NXP intend to roll out a series of reference implementations, documentation, and code samples to enable their respective users to get started with Clea on NXP hardware as quickly as possible. 

With NXP’s eIQ machine learning software development environment, Clea users will gain access to a variety of pre-built applications over time.

“Making it easier for our customers to bring complex products to market is at the core of what NXP does. Combining SECO’s Clea platform with our eIQ machine learning development environment, as well as delivering seamless support for our broad portfolio of MCX MCUs and i.MX applications processors will make it easier for NXP’s customers to bring products to market faster and more easily”, said Luca Bartolomeo, Senior Director, Industrial Business Development at NXP Semiconductors. 

“Clea is perfectly positioned to become an Open Standard for data-intensive IoT applications. Being acknowledged for its value by one of the world’s leading technology players marks a strategic milestone and represents yet another substantial technical validation for our platform. We will strive to be a key player in enabling Edge AI thanks to frameworks like NXP’s eIQ machine learning development environment, and we look forward to supporting NXP users in building their next big thing”, said Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO.