SEMIFIVE collaborates with South Korean startup MetisX to develop CXL-based memory accelerator chip

SEMIFIVE collaborates with South Korean startup MetisX to develop CXL-based memory accelerator chip

Published: 26-04-2024 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau | hits: 2086 | Tags:

SEMIFIVE, a design solution provider and pioneer of platform-based custom silicon solutions, has announced a collaboration with MetisX, to develop a Compute Express Link (CXL)-based memory accelerator chip. The aim of this collaboration is to design the prototype and develop the mass product by applying Samsung Foundry's 4nm process technology, optimized for high-performance computing (HPC).

MetisX is a fabless startup based in South Korea, specializing in developing CXL Computational Memory, designed to tackle the memory challenges arising in data centers due to increasing data volumes and AI model sizes. Their solution not only expands memory capacity but also integrates intelligence, enhancing efficiency and reducing costs by leveraging CXL standards. MetisX aims to significantly decrease the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for data centers while accelerating applications such as Vector DB, Scaleout DB, Graph DB, and DNA analysis. Positioned as a pioneering company in memory technology, MetisX holds the potential to reshape the future landscape of data center infrastructure.

SEMIFIVE, a company specializing in SoC platforms and ASIC design solutions, develops SoC design platforms expert for AI chips. To date, it has developed 3 SoC design platforms and has entered the mass production of 3 products by using these platforms. By breaking away from the role of traditional design house and developing their own SoC platforms, SEMIFIVE can enable customers to reduce the cost and time in developing SoC.

Jin Kim, CEO, MetisX: "We are delighted to announce our collaboration with SEMIFIVE, offering SoC platform and comprehensive ASIC design solutions, and Samsung Foundry, providing advanced process technologies for production. The solutions resulting from this partnership will significantly decrease the cost and time associated with data center operations, effectively tackling the challenges posed by data explosion in the AI era. Leveraging CXL technology and our proprietary domain-specific architecture, we aim to address these challenges comprehensively."

Brandon Cho, Co-founder and CEO, SEMIFIVE: "MetisX's groundbreaking CXL technology represents a pivotal advancement in managing vast quantities of data, a necessity across industries and cultural landscapes in the era of AI. We're thrilled that the SEMIFIVE SoC Platform serves as yet another testament, swiftly transforming customers' innovative AI and HPC concepts into competitive SoC products, setting a new standard for rapid development."