SiPearl gets EIC funding for exascale microprocessor

SiPearl gets EIC funding for exascale microprocessor

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

SiPearl, the company designing the high-performance and low-power microprocessor for European exascale supercomputers, has just been awarded a €17.5M funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program. The funding will support the development and scale-up of the SiPearl future-generation microprocessor for faster, more secure and energy-efficient processing to address ever increasing data volumes.

The EIC Accelerator program is a competitive process to select and support start-ups and small companies to develop and expand breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations. Founded by Philippe Notton, SiPearl is designing and bringing to market the high-performance and energy-efficient European microprocessor that will power Europe’s supercomputers. Since its operational launch in January 2020, the company has grown to a headcount of 67 in France, Germany and Spain. Managed by a world-class team of experts and executives from Atos, Intel, Marvell, MediaTek and STMicroelectronics, SiPearl has built a strong industrial and scientific ecosystem and contracted with Arm, the global semiconductor IP provider, and other top-tier companies.

Able to process huge volumes of sensitive data in a fraction of a second, SiPearl microprocessors  will offer computing performance surpassing 2,000,000 laptops, backdoor-free security, and energy-efficiency that will halve power consumption compared to existing solutions. They will be instrumental in ensuring Europe’s technological sovereignty solving scientific, industrial and societal challenges such as medical research, energy management and climate change mitigation.

The EIC support is a powerful accelerator for SiPearl in the development and scale-up of its cutting-edge future-generation microprocessor.

Philippe Notton, CEO and founder of SiPearl, concluded: “This funding will help us to create sustainable economic and strategic value for Europe — economic values with 1000 employees by 2025, and strategic value with a roadmap of high-performance and power-efficient microprocessors to restore Europe’s lead in supercomputing.”

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