LONDON Broadcom Corp. (Irvine Calif.) has made an investment in multicore processor developer Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.). Neither the amount of money invested, nor the percentage size of Broadcom's stake, were disclosed, but Tilera has appointed Nariman Yousefi, senior vice president of infrastructure technologies at Broadcom, to the Tilera board of directors.
Tilera's processors are based on its iMesh architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The distributed nature, of Tilera's architecture, is supported by an ANSI C/C++ compiler, GNU tools and Eclipse IDE. Tilera was founded in October 2004, and now provides two product families: TILE64 processors and TILEPro processors.
"Broadcom is a natural partner for Tilera given its leadership position in providing complete system solutions to a common set of end customers, including in the networking, multimedia, and wireless infrastructure end markets," said Omid Tahernia, CEO of Tilera, in a statement.
"Tilera's multicore processors are redefining the category," said Rajiv Ramaswami, executive vice president at Broadcom, in the same statement. "Tilera offers an innovative multiprocessor approach for scalable performance and breakthrough power efficiency."
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