January 27, 2015 10:38 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Soft Machines, Inc.

Company Overview

Soft Machines, Inc., a stealth mode company, develops semiconductor IP and solutions based on hardware and software paradigms. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

3211 Scott Boulevard

Suite 202

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

408-969-0215

Key Executives for Soft Machines, Inc.

Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Soft Machines, Inc. Key Developments

Soft Machines Inc. Announces the Soft Machines VISC Architecture

Soft Machines Inc. announced the Soft Machines VISC architecture. The VISC architecture is a breakthrough in microprocessor performance-per-watt scaling and will significantly improve performance and power for all segments of the computing ecosystem. The VISC architecture has been developed in response to single-core frequency and power-scaling issues and multi-core programming challenges. The VISC architecture is based on the concept of 'virtual cores' and 'virtual hardware threads.' This new approach enables dynamic allocation and sharing of resources across cores. Microprocessors based on CISC and RISC architectures make use of 'physical cores' and 'software threads,' an approach that has been technologically and economically hamstrung by transistor utilization, frequency and power-scaling limitations. The VISC architecture achieves 3-4 times more instructions per cycle (IPC), resulting in 2-4 times higher performance per watt on single- and multi-threaded applications. Moreover, VISC uses a light-weight 'virtual software layer' that makes VISC architecture applicable to existing as well as new software ecosystems. The VISC architecture scales by changing the number of virtual cores and virtual threads. This approach provides a single architecture capable of addressing the needs of applications spanning from the Internet of Things (IoT), to mobile, and to data center markets.

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