LONDON Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
e2v (Chelmsford, England) is a major supplier of microprocessors and high reliability components to the military and aerospace markets. Last year the company established a separate sensors and components group following the acquisition of Atmel's plant and product line-up in Grenoble, France.
"Becoming a member of Power.org is another step in e2v's commitment to the Power Architecture as the predominant technology for extended reliability markets, such as defence and aerospace", said Thierry Gouvernel, General Manager of the company's Broadband Data Converters, Microprocessors and Services (BMS) Business unit.
"It complements e2v's long-standing commercial partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and Tundra Semiconductor to provide extended reliability versions of their microprocessors and system interconnect products," Gouvernel said in a statement.
Power.org, an open community of companies that design, develop, build, and support Power Architecture, currently has five technical subcommittees (TSC), three technical work groups and a community of more than 6,500 involved worldwide. Nearly $300 million in venture capital funding is invested in startup member companies.
The consortium already has over 40 members, including Cadence Design Systems, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Jabil Circuit, Novell, P.A. Semi, Red Hat, Synopsys, and Thales Computers.