Programmable IC firm names technical board

August 21, 2006 – Fabless IC startup Ambric Inc., Beaverton, OR, has partially emerged from stealth, announcing a seven-member technical advisory board formed to guide its development of a software-programmable IC platform based on massively parallel embedded computing architecture. The group has been meeting quarterly to provide feedback on development of Ambric’s programming model, chip, and software development tools, advise on product direction, promising applications, and potential research collaborations, and offer insights into technology trends.

Board members include: Robert Colwell, consultant and former IA32 Pentium chief architect; Stephen Dukes, president and CEO of Imaginary Universes and consultant for network technologies; Gordon Hoffman, managing director, Northwest Technology Ventures; Serge Leef, GM of the system-level engineering division at Mentor Graphics; Erik Meijer, senior software architect at Microsoft; Jothy Rosenberg, software CTO at Ambric; and Steve Sheafor, chief technical advisor for VizionWare.

“Ambric’s patented innovations, plus the advisory board’s experience, have enabled us to create a practical programming model and the breakthrough silicon architecture that avoid the past pitfalls of parallel processing,” stated Howard Bubb, Ambric CEO and chairman.

Ambric is discussing its programming model and IC architecture for the first time at this week’s Hot Chips conference, and will announce initial products and business strategy later this year.


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