The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected two technology firms to develop new electronic parts that control computer functions, with the goal of energy efficiency, Nextgov reports.
Silicon Valley-based SRI International, author of the iPhone’s Siri feature, and New York City-based compiler maker Reservoir Labs received $15 million combined through the agency’s Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies program.
Citing a contracting notice, Dawn Lim reports algorithms and hardware created under the program would address limitations to computational features used by military and intelligence systems.
According to Lim’s report, many devices deployed on the battlefield have sensors that collect more information than can be processed in real-time.
SRI received $6.3 million and Reservoir Labs received $8.7 million, according to Nextgov.