VirtualLogix Joins Multicore Association

VirtualLogix(tm), Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization(tm) company, announced that it has joined The Multicore Association, a global non-profit consortium focused on developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve multicore implementations. As a member of the consortium, VirtualLogix joins leading organizations such as National Instruments, Nokia Siemens Networks, Intel, Freescale Semiconductor and Texas Instruments (TI), to help drive virtualization standards for multicore processors.

“The growth of multicore designs increasingly demand the benefits of virtualization technology, and The Multicore Association looks forward to working with VirtualLogix, a recognized leader in embedded virtualization,” said Markus Levy, President of The Multicore Association. “VirtualLogix’s experience developing multicore products using virtualization will help the Association address the key challenges system developers face with their virtualization implementations. VirtualLogix’s insight and recommendations will be integral in creating new practice standards for multicore applications working in a virtualized environment.”

VirtualLogix VLX real-time virtualization software speeds the integration of multicore processors into electronic designs, by enabling developers to easily re-use software created for single core processors. Virtualization also helps them reduce bill of material costs by consolidating hardware, improving security and reducing overall power consumption. VirtualLogix offers extensive support for multicore technology including its VLX for Network Infrastructure, which supports Intel® Core(tm) MicroArchitecture and Texas Instruments Multi-core Digital Signal Processors. VLX Developer, VirtualLogix’s Eclipse-based development tool set, assists developers to optimize the software architecture of their virtualized, multicore platforms.

“The Multicore Association is in a position to drive standards that will benefit the industry and speed integration of multicore processors into embedded consumer devices,” said VirtualLogix Vice President of Marketing Mark Milligan. “Through our collaboration with companies such as Intel and TI, VirtualLogix has expanded the growth of multicore through virtualization solutions. We look forward to further collaboration with these companies and with The Multicore Association as a working group member to continue to drive innovation by delivering virtualization technology to improve the functionality of multicore processors.”

The Multicore Association supports the multicore ecosystem including vendors of processor IP, multicore chips, operating systems, hardware design and software development tools, as well as application and system developers. Currently, the organization is set up with three working groups: Communications API (CAPI) and Debug API, and Hypervisor API for the support of virtual machine environments.

About The Multicore Association
The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are interested in, working with and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software and applications. Currently, the organization is set up with three working groups: Communications API (CAPI), Debug API and Hypervisor API for the support of virtual machine environments. Members include ARC International, Codeplay, Enea, eSOL, Freescale Semiconductor, Imperas, Intel, Mentor Graphics, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, NEC Electronics America, Nokia Siemens Networks, Plurality, PolyCore Software, QNX Texas Instruments, Tilera, the University of York, VirtualLogix, and Wind River.

About VirtualLogix, Inc.
VirtualLogix(tm), Inc. is the global leader in Real-Time Virtualization(tm) technology for connected devices. VirtualLogix is an affiliate member of the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel technologies. VirtualLogix VLX enables multiple operating system environments to run concurrently on shared hardware and provides a range of performance, fault tolerance and security options to address specific market requirements. As a result, the world’s largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers, OEMs and carriers are able to reduce development and bill of material costs, improve time to market by leveraging existing software investments, and create conditions that meet their business goals. With more than 20 years of experience developing system software for network infrastructure, digital multimedia and mobile handsets, VirtualLogix is paving the way for the development of next generation connected devices. VirtualLogix, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. with operations worldwide. For more information, call 408.636.2800.

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