Arm Veteran Matthew Mattina Joins Tenstorrent as VP of Machine Learning

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Toronto — Feb. 8, 2022 — The same day Nvidia dropped its attempt to acquire Arm, Arm’s senior director of its Machine Learning Research Lab, Matthew Mattina, announced he is joining Toronto-based AI hardware startup Tenstorrent. It was more than a year ago that Tenstorrent hired chip designer Jim Keller, formerly with Intel, Apple and AMD, as its president and CTO.

Prior to his stint as distinguished engineer running Arm’s Machine Learning Research Lab, where he led a team of researchers and engineers developing advanced hardware, software, and algorithms for high performance deep learning inference for the Arm ecosystem, Mattina was chief technology officer at Tilera, where he was responsible for overall company technology and architecture of the TilePro and TileGx mesh-based manycore processor families.

He began his career as a CPU architect at Digital Equipment Corporation, then joined Intel, where he invented and designed the Intel Ring Uncore Architecture.

He has been granted over 50 patents relating to CPU design, multicore processors, efficient neural networks, on-chip interconnects, and cache coherence protocols, and has co-authored 20+ publications in the field of efficient neural network inference.

Tenstorrent is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Austin and Silicon Valley. Tenstorrent combines computer architecture, ASIC design, advanced systems and neural network compilers. The company is backed by Eclipse Ventures and Real Ventures, among others.