Multicore Association Announces Renesas Electronics’ Participation as a New Board Member to Drive Emerging Multicore and

  Multicore Association Announces Renesas Electronics’ Participation as a New
  Board Member to Drive Emerging Multicore and ManyCore Standards

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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- August 28, 2013

The Multicore Association™, a global non-profit organization focused on
developing standards that help speed time to market for products that involve
multicore implementations, announced today that Renesas Electronics
Corporation (TSE: 6723, Renesas) has joined the consortium as an executive
board member.

"Renesas is a leading innovator in the areas of microcontrollers and SoCs for
applications spanning automotive, audio-visual devices, communications, and
factory automation,” said Multicore Association President, Markus Levy.
“Renesas involvement with the Multicore Association, especially focused on our
new Software-Hardware Interface for Multi-Many Core (SHIM) standard, will
provide very well-rounded guidance and a practical perspective on designing
with multicore technology."

“Renesas strongly supports the MCA and its mission to guide the long-term
development of open standards for multicore solutions,” said Dr. Fumio
Arakawa, Chief Professional, CPU Development Department, Core Technology
Business Division, 1^st Solution Business Unit of Renesas Electronics
Corporation. “Our history is marked by a commitment to innovation that's truly
useful for customers, as well as dedication to open standards and a broad
ecosystem that furthers industry-wide collaboration. Our work with MCA
supports that commitment. As we advance the technology within our products
based on multicore and manycore architectures, it will become critical for our
development tool partners to have a standardized interface to the hardware –
this in turn will benefit our customers and support quicker time to market.”

The Multicore Association is working to enable the widespread adoption of
multicore processor-based implementations by setting standards for how systems
will be utilized and programmed. As a semiconductor design innovator, Renesas
will help the Multicore Association drive standards for deploying multicore
solutions in high performance embedded systems.

The Multicore Association provides three levels of membership, with executive
board, working group, and university members. The executive board helps
determine the overall direction of the organization. Working group members are
eligible to work on any of the working groups. University members may
participate in any of the Multicore Association’s ongoing development work.

About The Multicore Association

The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are
interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products,
including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The
consortium has made freely available its Multicore Communications API (MCAPI)
Multicore Resource Management API (MRAPI), and Multicore Task Management
(MTAPI) specifications, as well as its Multicore Programming Practices (MPP)
guide. In addition to the SHIM working group, the organization has active
working groups focused on Multicore Virtualization, Multicore Communications
(Version 2.x), and Tools Infrastructure (TIWG).

Members include Abo Akademi University, Advanced Cluster Systems, Broadcom,
Carnegie Mellon University, Cavium Networks, Codeplay, CriticalBlue, Delft
University of Technology, EADS North America, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal,
EfficiOS, Enea, Ericsson, eSOL, Freescale Semiconductor, Huawei, Imagination
Technologies, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes, LG
Electronics Co, Lockheed Martin, LSI, Mentor Graphics, Nagoya University,
National Instruments, Netronome, Nokia Siemens Networks, PolyCore Software,
Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics (BRD), Siemens AG, Texas Instruments, TOPS
Systems, University of Houston, Vector Fabrics, and Wind River. Further
information is available at

About Renesas

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world’s number one supplier
of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions
including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and
power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010
through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas
Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and
manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan,
Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More
information can be found at

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The Multicore Association Contact:
The Multicore Association
Markus Levy, +1 530-672-9113 (voice)
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