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Vivante Joins HSA Foundation  
Vivante aims to transform next generation mobile and embedded hybrid compute platforms with this move.   
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Vivante Corporation has joined the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation to push forward innovations in mobile and embedded GPU computing. The goal of HSA is to create a single architecture specification and standard application programming interface (API) that developers can easily adopt to optimize distributed workloads across the GPU and CPU, for the best performance and power efficiency.


Vivante products targeting hybrid platforms and designed to work directly with the CPU through a unified memory system will use ACE-Lite cache coherency or a native stream interface. The Vivante HSA design will be built on a unified software and hardware package that provides a single architecture spanning multiple operating systems and platforms. Vivante HSA software will be backwards compatibility with all existing compute-enabled products and built around HSA APIs and tools that complement our existing support of OpenCL, Google Renderscript, and Microsoft DirectCompute.

Phil Rogers, President, HSA Foundation and AMD Corporate Fellow said: "We welcome Vivante to the HSA Foundation as a valued member of our consortium of technology leaders driving the next generation of heterogeneous computing platforms. Vivante's products and technologies will enhance HSA and help expand its footprint into a wide range of markets, bringing new capabilities of hybrid systems to Vivante's customers."

Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante said: "Vivante is excited to join HSA Foundation as a technology contributor defining the next era of innovation built on heterogeneous computing. We are already one of the industry leaders in mobile and embedded GPU and Compute technologies – currently the only company with mass market GPU IP that pass OpenCL 1.1 conformance and the only company that has partners shipping OpenGL ES 3.0 silicon. We look forward to collaborating with the consortium to define the next generation architecture for smartphones, tablets, TV/STB, embedded, networking, cloud computing, and automotive."

Srinivas Nallani  Chakravathi, EFYTIMES News Network

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