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AMD to use multi-core tech from Commex

Posted on Thursday, January 03 2008 @ 00:05:04 CET by

AMD is going to collaborate with Israeli startup Commex on multi-core processor technology:
The chip company, currently operating under the RAD Group "incubator" has reached a collaboration agreement with chip giant AMD. Under the deal, the chipset which Commex develops for multi-core processors will be distributed together with AMD's processor solutions.

The significance for Commex is an impressive future income stream, which could potentially reach tens of millions of dollars per year. Commex is expected to begin continuous production in May.

Commex was founded two years ago by president & CEO Tal Horowitz together with brothers Yehuda and Zohar Zisapel who joined him as seed investors in the company. Horowitz comes from the Intel development center in Haifa, where he was involved as a senior member of the development team of the dual core processors.

Two cores working on the same chip only function at 60-70% of total capacity they can produce when placed alone on a chip, but working together they only require minimal energy. Horowitz found a solution to increase the efficiency of a number of cores on a chip, without changing the energy consumption. Such a solution can provide a performance leap for multi-core processors, thus the interest by AMD.
Source: Globes Online



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