XMOS, hardware = software

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I’ve been pretty quiet lately, so I thought I’d post a little update about what I’m doing. I’m now expat Capetonian living in Bristol, UK and working with a rapidly growing new company, XMOS.

XMOS is a (re)evolutionary fabless semiconductor company that’s doing some pretty cool stuff.

  1. XMOS is the creator of Software Defined Silicon (SDS), a next-generation, multi-core, programmable chip based on an array of event-driven processors.
  2. So engineers are now able to rapidly configure, program and create processors using XC, XMOS’s c-based programming language modified to support parallel computing and used to programmed XMOS’s SDS multicore chips.
  3. For a small company, XMOS was co-founded and by some big names in the electronics industry.
    James Foster (CEO, previously CEO of Oxford Semiconductor)
    Noel Hurly (VP Customer Marketing, previously Worldwide Director of CPU Product Marketing at ARM)
    David May (CTO and pioneer inventor of the transputer )

So, if you’re into electronics engineering or even if you interested in developing some stuff at home, go check out the XMOS website.

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