January 19, 2011 09:00 ET Celebrates Year of Global Innovation, Collaboration, Growth and Continued Adoption for Power Architecture® Products and Solutions

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) -, the organization that promotes and develops standards for Power Architecture® technology, celebrated 2010 as a year of continued global growth and adoption for Power Architecture® solutions in diverse market segments marked by collaborative initiatives and an expansive technology roadmap. According to the IMS Research 2010 edition of "The Comprehensive Processors World Report," Power Architecture is $4.4B of the total 32/64-bit microprocessor market and ranked as #1 worldwide market share leader in 32-bit MPU and #2 worldwide market share leadership in 64-bit CPU. Over the past 12 months, and its members advanced leadership in Power Architecture silicon solutions across applications as seen in the newest roadmap, introduced in August. The roadmap represents a major advancement in technology shown by the development of new cores supporting 64-bit architecture, multicore, virtualization, hypervisor, and energy management serving diverse market segments from embedded, server and hybrid server-embedded based on Power ISA v.2.06

Highlights of Advancements:

  • Power ISA™ Version 2.06 Revision B allows multiple operating systems to run over multiple embedded cores providing the requisite isolation and protection while increasing performance through full hardware virtualization.

  • AppliedMicro announced its next-generation PacketPro™ mulitcore processor SoC family and announced APM 821xx processor, a single-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) device.

  • Chelsio and Enea joined

  • Freescale's Power Architecture-based QorIQ family of multicore processors established significant traction in 2010, delivering multiple 45nm Power Architecture-based products that helped the company maintain its strong market share lead in embedded processing for networking and communications markets; signed strategic alliance agreements with Enea, Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics; incorporated AltiVec technology into its QorIQ family of multicore products, introduced QorIQ communications processors with QUICC Engine Technology, and unveiled its 64-bit QorIQ platform and extended high performance product portfolio for mulitcore processors based on Power Architecture® technology.

  • Power Architecture-based IBM supercomputers were named the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world, according to Supercomputing 'Green500 List'; unveiled Power® 795 system; four entry-level POWER7 processor-based servers; and a POWER7 processor-based workload-optimized Smart Analytics System that helps businesses draw real-time information from massive amounts of data; introduced Power Edge of Network as a new class of 64-bit processor based on Power Architecture to enable wire-speed computing in the datacenter and throughout the network. 

  • LSI Corporation introduced the Axxia™ Communication Processor family, targeted at mobile infrastructure applications and powered by the PowerPC 476FP processor on which LSI and IBM collaborated; announced its next-generation 28nm custom silicon offering, which includes the new PowerPC processor among other IP blocks targeted at networking and storage applications; announced it is shipping to OEM customers the new LSISAS2208 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) IC featuring the PowerPC processor.


The open community, formed in 2005, is the organization driving collaborative innovation around Power Architecture technology.'s mission is to optimize interoperability, accelerate innovation and drive increased adoption of this leading processor architecture. For more details, visit

Contact Information