Friday, August 31st 2012

HSA Foundation Announces Six New Members

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.”
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6 Comments on HSA Foundation Announces Six New Members

#1
theoneandonlymrk
id swear Intel and Nvidia dont sign up just out of spite, I cant make sense out of them holding out yet still moveing towards the same goal, even if they have their own standards and i expect they do/will instead, they will miss out on business and possibly sales if they dont get in on it.
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TheGuruStud
by: theoneandonlymrk
id swear Intel and Nvidia dont sign up just out of spite, I cant make sense out of them holding out yet still moveing towards the same goal, even if they have their own standards and i expect they do/will instead, they will miss out on business and possibly sales if they dont get in on it.
They want to be monopolies (hell, intel already b/c of their money hand outs). Even if they know failure is imminent, it won't stop them from resisting (Intel spent many billions on Itanic and a few billion on Larrabee with nothing to show for it - bullheaded).

They don't want to compete (play fair). This is an affront to them and their greed. Their profits will have to suffer (or investors see a decline coming and throw a shit fit) before they give in.
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Recus
AMD created HSA Foundation just for money. Can they do this shit legally?
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AvonX
by: Recus
AMD created HSA Foundation just for money. Can they do this shit legally?
Does intel do everything legally? :roll:
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TheGuruStud
by: Recus
AMD created HSA Foundation just for money. Can they do this shit legally?
Yeah, I'm sure AMD is going to be funneling some leftover money from the organization into their bank account. That's totally how it works! :wtf:
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james888
by: Recus
AMD created HSA Foundation just for money. Can they do this shit legally?
Says non profit. Sounds like Amd is trying to be a team player while no one else is. If you started some club you wouldn't want to pay all of the expenses yourself. You would want to share the cost with the members of the club.

by: TheGuruStud
Yeah, I'm sure AMD is going to be funneling some leftover money from the organization into their bank account. That's totally how it works! :wtf:
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty...


by: AvonX
Does intel do everything legally? :roll:
It has been proven that intel has done things illegally. The problem lays in that there was little or no consequences.


by: theoneandonlymrk
id swear Intel and Nvidia dont sign up just out of spite, I cant make sense out of them holding out yet still moveing towards the same goal, even if they have their own standards and i expect they do/will instead, they will miss out on business and possibly sales if they dont get in on it.
Sure does sound like that doesn't it.
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