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Multicore Association Board gains new member

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The Multicore Association, a global non-profit organisation focused on developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve multicore implementations, has announced that AMD has joined the consortium as an executive board member. The association is working to enable the widespread adoption of multicore processor-based implementations by setting standards for how systems will be utilised and programmed. As a semiconductor design innovator with the Fusion family of APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), AMD will drive standards for deploying multicore solutions in high-performance consumer and embedded systems.

‘AMD strongly supports the MCA and its mission to guide the long-term development of open standards for multicore solutions,’ said Chekib Akrout, senior vice president and general manager of technology development, AMD. ‘As combinations of CPU and GPU processing engines become increasingly relevant to consumer electronics, especially for mobile internet devices and many embedded systems which require low power consumption as well as high performance, there is great potential for the Multicore Association, AMD and others in the industry to work together and advance the technology.’