Reduced Energy Microsystems Joins FDXcelerator Program to Bring RISC-V IP to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® Technology Process

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2017

Reduced Energy Microsystems (REM) announced today that it has joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDXcelerator™ Partner Program, and will be making RISC-V CPU IP available for GF’s 22FDX® process. Based around the open source RISC-V ISA, REM’s IP will offer a low-power core to be integrated into future SoCs to be used across a range of verticals.

“GF’s technology and support have made them a terrific partner, and we look forward to making RISC-V IP available to GF customers,” said REM CEO William Koven. “We have benefitted greatly from both the 22FDX and RISC-V ecosystems and we believe we can push both forward with this offering. The market is ready for a new architecture that is not beholden to any one company, and we are excited to play a role in bringing about this paradigm shift.”

“As members of the RISC-V Foundation, we are excited to see more RISC-V IP offerings made available on our processes,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Product Management at GF. “REM’s agility and low-power design expertise make them an ideal partner for the FDXcelerator program, and we believe our customers will greatly benefit from this offering.”

GF’s FDXcelerator Program brings together select partners to integrate their products or services into validated, plug-and-play design solutions, giving customers access to a broad set of quality offerings specific to 22FDX technology. The program’s open framework enables members to minimize development time and cost while simultaneously leveraging the inherent power and performance advantages of FDX technology.

About Reduced Energy Microsystems

Reduced Energy Microsystems is combining hardware and software to bring real intelligence to everyday devices. REM’s proprietary circuit, architecture, and software technologies enable a quantum leap in local AI performance and energy-efficiency while providing a full vision platform. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and backed by industry-leading investors including Y Combinator and Draper Associates. To learn more, please visit http://www.remicro.com

About GLOBALFOUNDRIES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.

Reduced Energy Microsystems Joins RISC-V Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 28, 2017. Reduced Energy Microsystems (REM), a semiconductor startup working on ultra-low power SoCs for embedded vision, announced today that it has joined the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the open, free RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) forward.

“The RISC-V CPU architecture has enabled us to move quickly and freely,” said REM Head of Software Eleazar Vega-Gonzalez. “The open-source nature of RISC-V made it an attractive architecture to us from day one, and the tremendous work in the hardware and software ecosystem has made it truly ready for production. We’re excited to use RISC-V CPUs in our products and contribute back to this amazing community.”

“We are excited to see innovative startups join the RISC-V Foundation and help push forward our ecosystem,” said Rick O’Connor, executive director of the non-profit RISC-V Foundation. “Bringing RISC-V to lower power budgets and new applications is fundamental to growing the reach of RISC-V, and we are excited by REM’s technologies and roadmap to do just this.”

About Reduced Energy Microsystems

Reduced Energy Microsystems is combining hardware and software to bring real intelligence to everyday devices. REM’s proprietary circuit, architecture, and software technologies enable a quantum leap in local AI performance and energy-efficiency while providing a full vision platform. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and backed by industry-leading investors including Y Combinator and Draper Associates. To learn more, please visit www.remicro.com