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Broadcom Invests In Tilera

Tilera announced this morning that Broadcom has made a strategic investment in their organization.  Alongside the investment, Tilera has appointed Nariman Yousefi, Senior VP of Infrastructure Technologies at Broadcom, to their 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 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.”

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.”

For those not familiar with Tilera’s products, they produce a series of massively multicore processors.  How multicore are they John?  Well, they are rumored to be releasing a chip this year with up to 100 lightweight cores [or tiles as they call them].  Cores are connected via their on-chip network, iMesh. The current generation of TILE64 processors have 64 cores arranged in an 8×8 mesh.  Very cool stuff.

For more info, read their full release here.

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