SAN JOSE, Calif., March 8, 2010 - Tilera® Corporation, developer of extremely high performance multicore processors, today announced that Broadcom Corporation has made a strategic investment in Tilera, and that Tilera has appointed Nariman Yousefi, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Technologies at Broadcom, to the Tilera Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to have added Broadcom as a strategic investor,” said Omid Tahernia, Tilera CEO. “Broadcom is a natural partner for Tilera given their leadership position in providing complete system solutions to a common set of end customers, including in the networking, multimedia, and wireless infrastructure end markets.”
“Tilera’s multicore processors are redefining the category,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Networking Group. “Tilera offers an innovative multiprocessor approach for scalable performance and breakthrough power efficiency.”
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®. Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, holds more than 3,800 U.S. and 1,550 foreign patents, and has more than 7,800 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia. A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at www.broadcom.com.
Tilera® Corporation is the industry leader in highly scalable general purpose multicore processors for networking, wireless, and multimedia infrastructure applications. Tilera's processors are based on its breakthrough iMesh™ architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The distributed nature, of Tilera's revolutionary architecture, and the standards-based tools, including ANSI C/C++ compiler, GNU tools and Eclipse IDE, deliver an unprecedented combination of performance, power efficiency and programming flexibility. Tilera was founded in October 2004, and now provides two product families: TILE64™ processors and TILEPro™ processors, with its latest TILE-Gx family due out in late 2010. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with locations in Westborough, Mass., Yokohama, Japan, Shanghai, China and Beijing.