SOURCE: Tilera Corporation

Tilera Corporation

April 02, 2012 13:53 ET

Tilera Named Best Design Team of 2012 in Prestigious UBM Electronics ACE Awards Competition

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Tilera Corporation, the leader in manycore general purpose microprocessors, today announced it has been named a winner in the EE Times and EDN 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards in the 2012 Design Team of the Year category. The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. Tilera's design team competed against an array of finalists including Intel, Micron, Kontron, Philips Lumileds and SuVolta, Inc. to take home the award.

"We're honored to be recognized by EE Times and EDN for our work in advancing manycore microprocessor design. Our products have raised the bar in terms of innovation and are becoming increasingly important in powering compute-intensive workloads," stated Devesh Garg, founder, president and CEO, Tilera Corporation. "This award is a testament to the skills of the pioneering members of our IC and software design team as they have enabled significant business benefits for our customers who are achieving industry-leading performance and efficiencies using Tilera products."

The Design Team of the Year award goes to a group of innovators whose collaborative efforts made a significant contribution to the furtherance of technology and whose project management abilities were creative, efficient and inspiring. In January, Tilera announced the availability of the world's highest performance per-watt 64-bit processor with the sampling of the first two members of its TILE-Gx™ family: the TILE-Gx16™ and the TILE-Gx36™. The devices contain 16 and 36 full featured 64-bit cores, respectively, providing never-before-seen performance and performance-per-watt.

  • In networking, a single TILE-Gx36 can deliver more than 40 gigabits per-second of L2/L3 packet forwarding performance across small and large packet sizes using only 25 watts of power.

  • In multimedia, a single TILE-Gx36 processor can deliver 20 channels of H.264 high-definition video transcoding.

  • In cloud, a single TILE-Gx36-based server can provide better performance than a Xeon-based system at one-fifth the power and one-eighth the space -- a significant benefit for high density computing environments such as data centers.

Beyond the leading edge IC design, Tilera's software engineers have developed the world's most advanced manycore programming environment, specifically designed to accelerate and optimize customer deployments using the TILE-Gx processor.

"It was a challenge for our judges to select one winner in each category from all of the creative and innovative technologies represented by the finalists," said Junko Yoshida, Editor in Chief, EE Times, UBM Electronics. "The winners have proven that they are pioneers in developing and implementing breakthroughs in electronics. We hope this awards program gives companies worldwide the impetus to stretch their imaginations and their resources for even more progress in the coming year."

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to five finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form. Winners are determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges, including Robin B. Gray, Jr., Electronic Components Industry Association; Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research; Jeff Bier, President, Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI), Founder, Embedded Vision Alliance; Larry Boucher, President and CEO, Alacritech; William Dally, Chairman, Computer Science Dept., Stanford University; Erach Desai, Consultant, DESAIsive; John East, President and CEO, Actel Corporation; Gene A. Frantz, Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.; Lucio Lanza, Managing Director, Lanzatech Ventures; John Mashey, Consultant, Techviser; Dennis Monticelli, Chief Technoligist and Fellow, National Semiconductor; Martin Reynolds, Dataquest; George M. Scalise, President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Naveed Sherwani, President & CEO, Open Silicon; and Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report. Judging took place from November 1, 2011-January 6, 2012.

For more information on the awards program, visit

About Tilera
Tilera® Corporation is the developer of the highest performance manycore microprocessors in the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with additional locations worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Tilera.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 1.7 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN,, Designlines and across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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