On the heels of a highly successful Embedded Systems Conference and the first Power Architecture Software Summit, Power.org[TM], the open collaborative organization that enables, develops and promotes Power Architecture(R) technology, announced eight new members have joined the ecosystem.
“Power.org is pleased to have these companies join our open community and to have them contribute to the ecosystem through work on collaborative technology and standards,” said Michael Paczan, Chairman, Power.org Technical Committee and IBM’s Chief Technology Officer for Power.org. “Since the start of 2007 the organization has not only grown, but leveraged its members’ expertise and commitment to deliver new standards, programs as well as increased business value to the design engineering community.”
The Power.org ecosystem is an open community of companies that design, develop, build, and support Power Architecture wide breadth of expertise and solutions including microprocessors, design tools, hardware vendors, software, OEM and foundries. Power.org’s newest members include Lauterbach GmbH, LynuxWorks Inc., MontaVista Software, Inc., P.A. Semi, VaST Systems Technology, Tundra Semiconductor, Wind River, and XGI.
Power.org 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.
Since January, Power.org initiated work on e-PAPR, an extensible embedded platform designed to strengthen the Power Architecture platform across embedded applications; the Common Debug Interface to identify areas for a common debug environment, interface and methodology in both software and hardware; announced the availability of the PPC970MP server/workstation reference design, a PAPR-compliant platform based on the dual core 970MP processor. In addition, the Disruptive Play Work Group named Warren Savage (President/CEO IPextreme, Inc.) as its new Chair and Kimberly Fountain (IBM, Director in IBM’s Venture Capital Group) as assistant chair. This informal Technical Workgroup provides a collaborative environment in Power.org to be a key forum for new and innovative ideas that enhance Power.org, the Power Architecture ecosystem and new business concepts.
Collaboration for Innovation
Power Architecture offers the broadest market/application coverage of any instruction set architecture today. The technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world’s fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today’s car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems.
In September, Power.org will host the first-ever vendor-neutral Power Architecture[TM] Developer Conference designed to provide a forum for a balanced, independent discussion of Power Architecture technology and its applications, designed to inspire ideas and innovation. More than 500 electronics designers, developers, academics and investors will join dozens of solutions vendors for two days of technical sessions, hands-on labs, engaging keynotes and vendor demonstrations.
Demonstrating the power of the Power Architecture community, nearly 100 signed on to participate in the Power.org Software Summit, designed to showcase the capabilities of Power-based applications and build momentum for a more well-defined, broader base of applications for the Power Architecture in consumer desktops and embedded applications. Work initiated at this Summit will be carried on through a regular series of feedback sessions to ensure that the momentum of the Power Architecture has the full support of open standards.
Lauterbach GmbH was founded in 1979 by Lothar Lauterbach and has over 25 years experience in the field of development tools and embedded designs. Lauterbach is an independent, privately owned company that has produced exceptional growth for many years. The company, already established as a technology leader, has evolved into one of the global market leaders.
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world’s most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry. LynuxWorks’ headquarters are located in San Jose, California.
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Linux for intelligent devices and telecommunications infrastructure. MontaVista delivers a commercial-quality Linux operating system, time-saving development tools, expert support, and design and migration services. MontaVista has more than 400 partners, and thousands of companies use MontaVista embedded Linux to add functionality, increase reliability, reduce costs, and accelerate product development. MontaVista has offices in 15 countries.
P.A. Semi develops and delivers the groundbreaking PWRficient[TM] processor family, the world’s most power-efficient high-performance processors ever designed. The PWRficient processor family, based on the Power Architecture[TM] technology, targets the multibillion-dollar high-performance embedded-computing market and is supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of software tools, application software, operating systems and ODM hardware. The company has headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., with a design and sales center in Wellesley, Mass.
VaST Systems Technology provides tools and models for embedded system design that dramatically improve time to market and quality while reducing development costs and risk.
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN) supplies the world’s leading communications, computing and storage companies with smart System Interconnect products, intellectual property (IP) and design services backed by world-class customer service and technical support. Tundra’s track record of product leadership includes over a decade of bridges and switches enabling key industry standards: RapidIO(R), PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express(R), PowerPC(R), VME, HyperTransport[TM], Interlaken, and SPI4.2. Tundra’s products deliver high functional quality and simplified board design and layout, with specific focus on system level signal integrity. Tundra’s design services division, Silicon Logic Engineering, Inc., offers industry-leading ASIC and FPGA design services, semiconductor intellectual property and product development consulting. Tundra’s smart technology connects critical components in high performance embedded systems around the world.
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions.
XGI[TM] Technology Inc., originated from eXtreme Graphics Innovation, was founded in June 2003 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. XGI[TM] is the GPU design company focused on delivering application specific and feature-packed GPU to fulfill industrial needs. XGI[TM] has positioned itself as a Fabless IC design company. It offers a full range of video solutions for Server, Industrial and Amusement markets.
The Power.org[TM] open community collaborates on hardware and software specifications, standards and solutions based on the Power Architecture[TM] platform. Power Architecture technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world’s fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today’s car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems.
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