Calxeda Awarded Big Idea Company from GigaOm; to Speak at Green:Net 2011

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ARM Server Company Among 10 Chosen to Present Its Approach at San Francisco Gathering of CleanTech Industry Leaders

Calxeda today announced its selection as one of the ten companies recognized by GigaOm editors as a Big Idea Company at Green:Net 2011, the cleantech conference held today. As part of the honor, Calxeda VP Marketing, Karl Freund, will present the company’s vision for high performance, low power chips that will transform the server market and improve data center power and space efficiency by as much as ten-fold.

Green:Net, now in its third year, is a recognized industry gathering of cleantech influencers – investors, innovators, press, etc. The GigaOm editors, in their selection of Calxeda, say the company “has developed ARM-based Server-on-a-Chip technology that dramatically lowers the cost of internet-scale server solutions.”

“We have enjoyed our relationship with GigaOm since our earliest days,” said Barry Evans, Calxeda CEO. “This organization, its writing and its events truly understand, at the deepest, most technical level, the market, the opportunities, the players and the role we at Calxeda are intending to play. We are honored to be among a select few to present on stage at Green:Net.”

Calxeda has been quickly moving forward on bringing its industry-changing chips to market, from aggressive funding and a stellar investment syndicate of advisors as announced in August 2010, to rounding out a top notch executive team by attracting big-brand players from Intel (and Marvell), IBM, HP, Freescale (and SigmaTel) and Polycom by end of 2010. Early 2011, the company was honored by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.

Just last month, in advance of GigaOm’s Structure Big Data Show in NYC, Calxeda revealed some significant server plans, including a commitment to 10X, or higher, performance/Watt performance advantage. Calxeda revealed that the first reference designs for OEM partners and select end user and developer customers will be based on ARM Cortex A9 quad-core SOC design. Calxeda also revealed that a Calxeda-based server would consume only 5 watts, compared to over 100 watts for most of today’s servers. The company intends to open up for Proof of Concept proposals by end of 2011. Freund will discuss these plans, as well as additional details, in his five minute lightening talk at Green:Net.

“I have been following and reporting on Calxeda for over a year now,” said Stacey Higginbotham, editor, GigaOm. “I keep pushing them to reveal more, share the secret sauce of what they are up to. Here’s hoping Karl gives us more at Green:Net. What they are suggesting they will deliver could truly change the data center and server world, and this is why they were chosen as a Green:Net Big Idea company.”

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About Calxeda
Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings unseen performance density to the data center on a very attractive power foot print by leveraging ultra-low power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its revolutionary technology. Calxeda will make it possible for data center managers to increase the density of their computer resources while significantly reducing the need for power, space and cooling. At the same time, Calxeda technology will contribute to the reduction of the CO2 footprint of the data center in a significant way. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Texas Instruments Inc. See http://www.calxeda.com for more information.

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