Technology is a fabless semiconductor company leading the design and development
of next generation ultra low power, scalable, and programmable processor family
called CoolProcessorsTM based on its proprietary COOL Processor
CoolProcessorTM is designed to run
concurrent mobile communications and multimedia applications at unprecedented
Technology non-native compiler and development flow.
Technology expands its team.
"Architectural solutions that exploit the
heterogeneous concurrency of the applications are, in the long run, the only
viable solution," stated Jan Rabaey, Professor at UC Berkeley and Director
of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and the MARCO Gigascale System
Research Center (GSRC). Rabaey, a technical advisor to 3Plus1, added, "Previous
attempts to create such architectures have mostly failed for a variety of
reasons, most importantly the lack of a smooth integration between the hardware
and software layers, as well as the clear match between the applications and the
hardware computational modules. The solution offered by 3Plus1 manages to
address all these concerns in an elegant and versatile fashion. The
CoolProcessor approach is superior to anything I am familiar with in terms of
power and area efficiency, while providing great flexibility and performance at
the same time."
Aug 2nd, 2004
"Responding to the challenge, 3Plus1
Technology has introduced a new "COOL" computer architecture intended to
deliver high performance at low power. In fact, 3Plus1 Technology has
chosen its name to reflect its target for the mobile processor markets:
power, performance, and price, plus programmability. The fabless company
expects to incorporate cores ("CoolProcessors") based on the new
architecture in a line of chips aimed at different markets requiring
real-time voice, video, and data-intensive processing."
Max Baron, Principal Analyst,
Microprocessor Report, Aug 2nd, 2004