Apical Joins HSA Foundation

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AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 31, 2012 – Today the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation announced six new members. The HSA Foundation is pleased to welcome Apical, Arteris Inc., MulticoreWare Inc., Sonics, Symbio and Vivante Corporation to the membership roster. Each company adds expertise to the HSA ecosystem by assisting with research, development, production, manufacture, use, and the sale of HSA IP and heterogeneous computing software and solutions.

These new members have joined at different levels including: supporter, contributor and associate. Working closely with the founder members of AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek Inc., Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), the new members will contribute to the growing adoption of HSA in heterogeneous computing.

“As the word gets out about the HSA Foundation, we’re experiencing a groundswell of support from a wide range of companies that are interested in power-efficiency and heterogeneous computing,” said Greg Stoner, vice president and managing director of the HSA Foundation. “HSA will enable the next era of computing from mobile and embedded to HPC and cloud computing, but it requires having a full value chain in place from silicon to IP to ISVs.”

New Member Quotes

Supporter

Arteris – a leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions
“HSA will usher in a new era of advanced processing capabilities,” said K. Charles Janac, president and chief executive officer of Arteris. “To optimize for power and performance, we will provide network-on-chip interconnect IP and system IP that will make HSA systems-on-chip more efficient, minimizing power consumption and size for consumer electronics, mobile, automotive and other applications.”

MulticoreWare – a leading software tool and library provider
“MulticoreWare has been at the forefront of providing developer tools and libraries that leverage heterogeneous computing,” said AGK Karunakaran, president and chief executive officer of MulticoreWare. “As HSA takes hold as an industry standard and becomes the interface for parallel computing, we will provide the tools, libraries and support to semiconductor vendors with their HSA supported SDKs and developers at ISVs that want to optimize their applications for the next era of computing performance.”

Contributor

Apical – a leader in advanced image processing technology
“We are living in a world of screens where visuals have become the preferred choice of how we communicate,” said Michael Tusch, chief executive officer of Apical. As a new member of the HSA Foundation, we look forward to leveraging heterogeneous computing to deliver advanced digital imaging and display technologies that will improve the user experience.”

Sonics – a leading supplier of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs
“Technology companies are rushing to deliver products that satisfy the growing appetite for connected devices and content,” said Jack Browne, vice president of marketing at Sonics. “Our broad portfolio of system IP, which includes network, memory, power and security subsystems, helps leading SoC vendors build better chips, faster and at lower cost. Sonics’ support of HSA will further accelerate SoC and OEM vendors’ time-to-market and put the next-generation of connected devices in consumers’ hands sooner.”

Symbio – a leading provider of R&D innovation services and outsourced product development solutions
“Symbio believes HSA heterogeneous architecture is a game changer that will unbound the limitations of traditional processor and graphics architectures,” said Jacob Hsu, chief executive officer of Symbio. “We’re just scratching at the surface of all the possibilities as performance of many of the algorithms and usage cases will be significantly improved.”

Associate

Vivante – a worldwide leader in graphics and GPU Compute technologies for handheld, consumer and embedded devices
“The heterogeneous computing revolution has taken a huge step forward with the formation of an open standard driven by HSA Foundation. As a global innovator in graphics and GPU technologies, Vivante is excited to join the foundation as it defines a hybrid platform architecture that takes full advantage of the massively parallel processing cores in our GPUs,” said Wei-Jin Dai, president and chief executive officer of Vivante. “We look forward to collaborating with ecosystem partners as we bring exciting hybrid computing initiatives to future mobile, consumer, and embedded devices.”

Supporting Resources

For additional information about HSA and the HSA Foundation visit the HSA Foundation web site at www.hsafoundation.com.

About the HSA Foundation

The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium for SoC IP vendors, OEMs, academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs whose goal is to make it easy to program for parallel computing. HSA members are building a heterogeneous compute ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, for combining scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance at low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation utilizing CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, and support for a diverse set of high-level programmi

ng languages, thereby creating the next foundation in general purpose computing. Learn more about HSA and the HSA Foundation at www.hsafoundation.com.