Memorism Processors

Member Introduction

Meet the Advanced Original Technologies members.

Katsumi Inoue

Representative CEO

Katsumi Inoue

Doctor of Engineering

Brief biography
1968 – 1972Working for communication equipment manufacturers, he engages in the design and development of commercial image equipment, such as high-definition monitors for NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, and learns the basics of image processing.
1976 – 1995Founds System House, a company focused on the design and development of microcomputer hardware and software, and designs and develops his own FA (Factory Automation) systems and amusement equipment for customers. Through various designs and developments, he experiences processes that computers struggle with and excel at.
1995 – 2007After integrating System House as an affiliate of a major EMS (manufacturing) corporate group, he oversees technical and quality assurance departments as the group’s director. He distances himself from design and development and focuses on management.
2007 – 2010He quits his previous job and researches the evolution of computers and what computers should be like in the future, namely the ideal von Neumann-type computers, by himself. At that time, computer performance was mainly improved by adding more cores to the CPU. When he sees the limit of miniaturization and the arrival of AI companies, he realizes that a processor that could take over the processes that CPUs struggle with (memory-integrated processor) would become indispensable and decides to patent it.
2010 – TodayIn 2010, he founds Advanced Original Technologies and promotes R&D, patent acquisition, and the implementation of Memorism Processors (memory-integrated processors). While memory-integrated processors are researched all over the world as part of in-memory computing, we see Memorism Processors, which can be applied to everything from databases to image recognition, as our company’s unique technology.

Toshinori Usugi

Executive Vice President

Toshinori Usugi

Brief biography
April, 1969Enters Usugi Denkai Kougyou, (plating company) administered by his father.
June, 1985Appointed president of the company, and remains so at present.
Through the use of industry-leading advanced electronics and IT technologies, he grows the family-run business into one of the leading companies in the industry, and dedicates himself to the development of the plating industry through union activities.
September, 2010Appointed as part-time executive at Advanced Original Technologies. Oversees general management and the discovery of advanced electronics and IT technologies.
May, 2017Receives the Order of the Rising Sun for his contribution to local companies and the plating industry.

Masanori Odaka

Semiconductor Development Manager

Masanori Odaka

Main attributions: Memorism Processors semiconductors/ LSI development and marketing

Brief biography
1975Enters Hitachi. Assigned to the Device Development Center, which researches and develops cutting-edge semiconductors for general computers and LSI.
He then engages in the R&D of semiconductors and LSI at the Device Development Center, and later, at the Central Research Laboratory. The R&D results were presented at the ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuit Conference), which is known as the Olympics of LSI.
2001Takes the short-term Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he learns general management. He attends a special lecture from Mr. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, and has a debate with him.
2004In the National Project promoted by the Ministry of Education, “Development of Elemental Technology for the Next Supercomputer,” he is responsible for the R&D of the super low-power device/circuit technology as the general leader of the high-performance computer (HPC) development office at Hitachi R&D Headquarters.
2015Founds the Memory Computing research group, which later develops into the Rebooting Computing study group, dedicated to the R&D of next-generation computer architecture.
This research or study group gathered various researchers and technicians from universities, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, large companies, and venture companies in the fields of computers, semiconductors, and AI.
In this research group, he learns about Inoue’s concept of “Memorism Architecture.”
Through Inoue’s lecture at this research group and Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, he becomes convinced of the foresight, creativity, marketability, and future surrounding the SOP, DBP, and XOP of Memorism architecture.
2016He becomes a co-author with research colleague and Professor Pham from the University of Electro-Communications at the SSI 2016 of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers.
2019After AOT was chosen for NEDO’s “Project for Accelerating Innovative AI Chip Development,” he joins the company as a semiconductor development manager intending to turn the Memorism Processor (2D-SOP) into intellectual property.
2020He focuses on marketing to develop an intellectual property business.

Shuichi Kameyama

Technical Advisor

Shuichi Kameyama

Doctor of engineering and consultant engineer (electrical and electronic)

Brief biography
1972Enters Fujitsu.
In the main office’s production technology department, he works on the development of test technologies and equipment for Fujitsu’s main products (large computers, optical communication devices, mobile phone base stations, desktops, smartphones, semiconductors, and others).
2014Obtains a Ph.D. in engineering from Ehime University with research on 3D LSI measurement technology.
2017Leaves Fujitsu and founds Kameyama Consulting Office.
Presentation of research results at international conferences

Super-large logical circuit tester for large computers (4800ch) at 1992 IEEE International Test Conference (ITC), test technology for supercomputer “K” at 2012 IEEE ITC, micro-resistance precision measurement technology of TSV of additive manufacturing LSI at 2014 JIEP ICEP, and others.

Academic conference activities
  • Ehime University visiting researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology visiting researcher, part-time lecturer at Tokai University, and others.
  • Founder of the Boundary Scan Study Group at the Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging (2018) and chief promoter of boundary scanning.
Relationship with AOT

When he was introduced to SOP technology by President Inoue in 2013, he was impressed by the unique architecture that could completely change the traditional concept of von Neumann-type computers based on CPU + memory, and realized that this technology had the potential to revive Japan’s electronics industry. He thought that this technology should be developed and commercialized by Fujitsu, the leader in the IT industry. With AOT’s President Inoue by his side, he introduced the SOP technology alongside later-invented DBP and XOP technologies to many Fujitsu technicians and executives and appealed for its commercialization by Fujitsu.

However, due to a major policy change at Fujitsu at that time from hard to soft, those technologies were not adopted.

In 2019, when AOT was chosen for NEDO’s “Project for Accelerating Innovative AI Chip Development,” he decided to deepen his relationship with AOT. Today, he mainly oversees marketing and system development.