Contact:  Roland Samuelson
Aurora VLSI, Inc.
+1 (408) 565-9650

Aurora VLSI Announces Espresso, the Fastest Java™ Accelerator Core

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2001 – Aurora VLSI, Inc., the leading supplier of Java acceleration intellectual property (IP), today announced the availability of the Espresso high performance Java core.

Espresso is a Java acceleration core that when combined with a two-way superscalar  microprocessor as a processor chip or System-on-a-Chip (SOC) provides the fastest bilingual Java-bytecode execution currently available today.

Espresso Java Accelerator
The Espresso Java accelerator core runs all Java bytecodes defined in "The Java Virtual Machine Specification". Its predicted Embedded Caffeine Mark benchmark (CM3.0) number is 32,500 at 200 MHz and 60,000 at 400 MHz. Its performance running programs coded in traditional languages (ie. C, C++) should be extremely comparable to that of the two-way superscalar processor core at the same frequency and price.

Aurora VLSI’s Java accelerator bilingual cores can be seamlessly combined with any RISC or CISC processor core, either one-way scalar, or two-way superscalar to produce a microprocessor chip or System-on-a-Chip (SOC) that is the fastest at executing both the native Java bytecodes as well as the native RISC/CISC instructions without additional hardware or software assistance through emulation or translation of the Java bytecodes.

“Espresso allows mobile and internet appliance designers to extend their vision on where and what Java applications can be implemented when their design calls for high performance real time response,” said Joan Pendleton, President and Co-Founder of Aurora VLSI.  

Espresso Java core IP is immediately available for licensing.

About Aurora VLSI
Aurora VLSI, Inc. is a private company based in Santa Clara, Calif.  It was founded in 1998 to create and provide high performance and low power Java semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for mobile devices, internet appliances, set-top-boxes and other communications and consumer applications

Aurora VLSI, Inc. is the World Wide reseller and support organization for all Stargate Solutions’ peripheral IP cores for SOC applications.  The company is located at 4677 Old Ironsides Drive, Santa Clara, Calif., 95054, phone: (408) 565-9650, fax: (408) 565-9654,


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