Canaan, Inc. provides high-performance computing solutions to efficiently solve complex problems. Currently, the firm is focused on the research and development of advanced technology, including such areas as AI chips, AI algorithms, AI architectures, system on a chip (SoC) integration and chip integration. Using the AI chip as its base, Canaan has established an intellectual value chain. It also provides a suite of AI service solutions and is able to tailor these solutions to the needs of its partners. The company was founded by Li Jiaxuan, Liu Xiangfu and Zhang Nangeng in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.