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Multicore Association

September 01, 2009 08:00 ET

Multicore Association Adds LG Electronics, nCore Design, and Open Kernel Labs to Its Membership

Expanding Consortium Membership Reflects Growing Need for Multicore-Related Standardization Programs

EL DORADO HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - The Multicore Association™, a global non-profit organization focused on developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve multicore implementations, today announced that LG Electronics, nCore Design, and Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) have joined the working groups of the Multicore Association.

"The addition of LG Electronics, nCore Design, and OK Labs to the Multicore Association, will provide tremendous value to our working groups," said Markus Levy, Multicore Association president. "Each of these companies brings a wide variety of expertise and experience on topics related to the efficient adoption and proliferation of multicore implementations."

The Multicore Association is committed to working with member companies, industry and universities to enable and further the widespread adoption of multiprocessing solutions. The organization is committed to architecting techniques and standards for how systems will be created and utilized.

"Interoperability, efficiency, maintenance costs, and reduced implementation risk will be key factors as more organizations move to multicore technology," said Ian Lintault, Managing Director of nCore Design. "Developers will quickly come to grips with the body of multicore knowledge if the best multicore programming practices are formalized and made available. Additionally, open standards are an important step towards extracting the maximum performance from current and future multicore offerings."

"The importance of multicore platforms in the mobile ecosystem is growing rapidly, and this will have a major impact on the use of mobile virtualization," said Gernot Heiser, CTO and co-founder of OK Labs. "We are pleased to be involved in the important activities of the Multicore Association."

The Multicore Association provides three levels of membership, with executive board, working group, and university members. The executive board helps determine the overall direction of the organization. Working group members are eligible to work on any of the working groups. University members may participate in any of the Multicore Association's ongoing development work, for which current projects include multicore virtual machine interface standardization, multicore resource management and communication APIs, and multicore programming practices.

About nCore Design LLC

nCore Design develops high performance software and systems for multicore microprocessors, GPUs and embedded systems. nCore has significant expertise on a wide variety of computing platforms and specialized knowledge of applied software optimization techniques. nCore is a leading provider of hands-on, instructor-led training courses focused on programming multicore and GPU processors. With offices in Japan and the US, nCore Design works with local partners to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to multinational technology companies. For more information:

About Open Kernel Labs

Open Kernel Labs is the global leader in open-source virtualization software for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and embedded systems. Backed by the largest, independent team of microkernel developers, the OKL4 Microvisor is deployed on more than 300 million mobile phones worldwide. Semiconductor suppliers, handset OEMs, and mobile network operators depend on OK Labs to deliver high performance solutions that decrease BOM cost, reduce complexity, and speed time-to-market. For more information:

About LG Electronics

LG Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global manufacturer of electronics products such as mobile phones, plasma and LCD TVs, domestic appliances, DVD recorders, home cinema systems and IT products and is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. LG Electronics controls 114 local subsidiaries worldwide, with roughly 82,000 executives and employees. Founded in 1958, they have led the way in bringing advanced digital products and applied technologies to its customers. With a commitment to innovation and assertive global business policies, they aim to become a worldwide leader in advanced digital technology. For more information:

About The Multicore Association

The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The consortium has made available its Multicore Communications API (MCAPI) specification through its website. Currently, the organization is set up with three working groups: Multicore Virtualization, Multicore Resource Management, and Multicore Programming Practices (MPP). Members include CAPS entreprise, Carnegie Mellon University, Codeplay, CriticalBlue, Enea, eSOL, Freescale Semiconductor, Huawei Technologies, IMEC, Intel, LG Electronics, LSI, Mentor Graphics, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, nCore Design, Nokia Siemens Networks, Open Kernel Labs, Plurality, PolyCore Software, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, Tilera, University of Utah, Virtutech, VMware, and Wind River. Further information is available at

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