SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – March 2, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end intelligent interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that it has joined the RISC-V foundation as a Founding Platinum Sponsor. The RISC-V foundation promotes the open RISC-V instruction set architecture and associated hardware and software ecosystem for a broad range of computing devices.
"As a leading provider of multicore processors, network adapters and switches, we are very pleased to have Mellanox join the RISC-V Foundation as a Platinum Founding Sponsor", said Rick O'Connor, Executive Director of the RISC-V Foundation. "Mellanox has a proven track record of open, cross-industry, standards development which will be of tremendous benefit to the RISC-V community."
“Our support for the RISC-V foundation demonstrates our commitment to open architectures and industry ecosystems,” said, Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “We believe that free-market competition is the best way to accelerate innovation and prevent vendor lock-in. RISC-V is a great example of how academia and industry collaboration can create a nimble, vibrant, open ecosystem to advance processors and computing.”
As a platinum supporter Mellanox will work with other consortium members to shape the evolution of the RISC-V platform architecture and software ecosystem. These activities include achieving compatibility, interoperability, design reuse, and sustaining and evolving the technology to meet the requirements of rapidly changing use cases.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
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