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Astera Labs lands funding for purpose-built connectivity solutions

Today Astera Labs announced that it has closed its Series B funding with renowned technology investors including Sutter Hill Ventures, Intel Capital, Avigdor Willenz, and Ron Jankov. This investment round, along with a strategic collaboration with TSMC for manufacturing, positions Astera Labs to rapidly scale production of its Aries Smart Retimer, the world’s first Smart Retimer Portfolio for PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 and 5.0 solutions, and to accelerate development of additional product lines for Compute Express Link (CXL) solutions. “We are very proud of the significant industry traction for our Aries Smart Retimer Portfolio which has been extensively tested with all major CPU, GPU and PCIe 4.0 endpoints,” said Jitendra Mohan, CEO, Astera Labs. “We look forward to accelerating this momentum by partnering with such a distinguished group of technology and manufacturing heavyweights to develop purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems.”

CXL and Gen-Z Consortiums to Collaborate

Today the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium and Gen-Z Consortium announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) describing a mutual plan for collaboration between the two organizations. The agreement shows the commitment each organization is making to promote interoperability between the technologies, while leveraging and further developing complementary capabilities of each technology. “CXL technology and Gen-Z are gearing up to make big strides across the device connectivity ecosystem. Each technology brings different yet complementary interconnect capabilities required for high-speed communications,” said Jim Pappas, board chair, CXL Consortium. “We are looking forward to collaborating with the Gen-Z Consortium to enable great innovations for the Cloud and IT world.”

Tachyum Joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium

Today Tachyum announced it has joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium, a group of companies dedicated to advancing a new, open-industry standard interconnect designed to address the increasing demands of high-performance computational workloads. “With worldwide data center capacity doubling every five years, and with AI, Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing rapidly migrating from purpose-built systems to the cloud, the importance of a fast industry-standard interconnect, which supports memory coherency, cannot be overstated.”