EVSX Announces Name Change and Technology Focus.
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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2000
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EVSX Inc., an Austin-based semiconductor technology developer of circuit and EDA technology, today announced it has changed its name to Intrinsity Inc.
The company, which over the last three years has operated through funding from an undisclosed partner, also provided more details about its technology for ultra-fast microprocessors This is a list of microprocessors. Intel
Paul Nixon, Intrinsity's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and a member of the company's founding team, emphasized that while more details about the technology couldn't be disclosed, its potential impact on future microprocessor microprocessor, integrated circuit containing the arithmetic, logic, and control circuitry required to interpret and execute instructions from a computer program. design was one of the motivators for the name change.
"We chose 'Intrinsity' because it best reflects the intrinsic intrinsic /in·trin·sic/ (in-trin´sik) situated entirely within or pertaining exclusively to a part.
1. Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing.
2. nature of this powerful technology, as well as the design team's expertise in developing high performance semiconductor products," said Nixon.
Nixon also emphasized the impressive breadth of the team's experience. "Our engineering team has over eight centuries of design and engineering experience. This includes actually bringing product to market for almost every major microprocessor introduced in the last decade."
Those architectures, explained Nixon, include Power, PowerPC, x86, MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. , SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill , in addition to others. The company does plan on utilizing its technology to develop its own products, as well.
Areas of expertise on the engineering and design team include microprocessor architecture, logic design, design verification, circuit design, physical design, EDA/CAD, design-for-test, system software, and product engineering.
Intrinsity anticipates making future customer and technology announcements later this year.
Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Intrinsity Inc. is a semiconductor technology provider of circuit and EDA technology for ultra fast microprocessors. Shortly after founding, the company closed its first round of funding with a long-term Long-term
Three or more years. In the context of accounting, more than 1 year.
1. Of or relating to a gain or loss in the value of a security that has been held over a specific length of time. Compare short-term. NRE-based design services contract with a major semiconductor company. Its proprietary technology yields power-efficient circuits that operate at three times the speed of conventional designs while achieving the highest performance per unit of silicon with wire speed operation. This technology is available only through design services partnerships and IP licensing, although the company does plan on developing its own products in the future. Intrinsity's headquarters are at 11612 RM 2244, Building II, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78733, or go to www.intrinsity.com.