Arteris Joins Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) Foundation, Contributing NoC Interconnect Expertise

Network-on-chip pioneer’s protocol-agnostic technology and experience to help accelerate creation and adoption of standardized heterogeneous programming model.

SUNNYVALE, California —September 4, 2012 — Arteris Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that it has joined the recently announced HSA Foundation as a Supporter member and will be actively involved in numerous working groups. The organization offers an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing, seeking to provide a set of common hardware and software specifications allowing software developers to more easily take advantage of modern heterogeneous processors. Arteris joins the HSA Foundation to bring to realization its vision of true “plug-and-play” heterogeneous IP core integration on systems-on-chip (SoCs). This will finally enable hardware designers to provide software developers the flexibility to make coordinated optimizations for speed, power consumption, and cost. For more information on the HSA Foundation, go to

Arteris will contribute its decade of experience optimizing NoC technology to connect multiple CPU, GPU, and other IP cores on SoCs. In addition, Arteris system IP technology enables on-chip visibility at runtime for real-time system performance monitoring and tuning. This gives higher level application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system kernels the information to make energy efficient thread scheduling decisions. Arteris' technical know-how, coupled with other HSA member companies' technology, will unlock the performance and power efficiency of the computing engines found in heterogeneous processors.

“The next era of heterogeneous computing will be enabled by industry leaders coming together around a standards-based approach and programming model,” said Greg Stoner, vice president and managing director of the HSA Foundation. “HSA is built on technological leadership and innovation from companies like Arteris that are creating SoC IP focused on delivering unique user experiences and bringing greater efficiencies in the broad set of devices extending from mobile well into the cloud.”

“The heterogeneous processor SoC market is expanding rapidly and our industry is on the verge of making significant technical strides in multicore computing,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “Arteris will contribute key pieces of this puzzle, not only with our interconnect technology but also system IP that provides critical visibility to optimize system performance. We look forward to working with other HSA members to achieve a standardized heterogeneous programming model.”

About Arteris

Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.

Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at

About Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA)

Developers will benefit from the open standard programming of HSA for both the CPU and GPU, which allows the two processors to work cooperatively and directly in system memory. Additionally, HSA provides a single architecture across multiple operating systems and hardware designs. By maximizing the full compute capabilities of systems with both CPUs and GPUs, users can see performance and energy efficiency boosts across a variety of applications.

About the HSA Foundation

The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium for SoC IP vendors, OEMs, academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs whose goal is to make it easy to program for parallel computing. HSA members are building a heterogeneous compute ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, for combining scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance at low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation utilizing CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, and support for a diverse set of high-level programming languages, thereby creating the next foundation in general purpose computing.


Kurt Shuler
Arteris Inc.
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