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SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 17, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that retired Army Lieutenant General. Richard Zahner has joined advisory board of its newly created Tachyum Government Corporation, bringing extensive leadership experience and knowledge of intelligence operations that support the company’s efforts in providing strategic value to the military and defense communities....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 10, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. the Silicon Valley and Slovakian semiconductor company today announced the restart of hiring activities. After a short halt due to COVID-19, new job openings to the company's expert team were announced today. The company is on a mission to disrupt the processor, HPC and AI markets with its flagship Prodigy product....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 2, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that it has been awarded the cover story of the October “Tech Innovators 2020” issue of WK Media & Technology magazine, showcasing the company’s journey to build the world’s first universal process in the digital global economy.....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 5, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that is has added Melvin Cordova, a veteran and proven executive in the defense and intelligence technology industry, to the advisory board of its newly created Tachyum Government Corporation. Mr. Cordova carries the appropriate security clearances and will serve as the official contact for federal customers looking to leverage Tachyum’s Prodigy Universal Processor for their demanding HPC, artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads......More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 29, 2020 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, co-founder and CEO of Tachyum™ Inc., has been invited to speak to an audience of influential heads of state, business leaders, innovators and industry experts about the role of technology in warfare at the GLOBSEC 2020 Bratislava Forum October 7-8.....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 8, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced it is opening a business unit to serve U.S., EU and NATO member Government customers of it Prodigy Universal Processor for demanding HPC, artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 1, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced the promotion of Krishna Thatipelli, a seasoned professional with strong technical and management skills in CPUs and ASIC development, to Senior Director of Hardware Design Engineering after successfully delivering August milestones related to the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 26, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that it has further expanded the capabilities of its Prodigy Universal Processor through support for TensorFlow and PyTorch environments, enabling a faster, less expensive and more dynamic solution for the most challenging artificial intelligence/machine learning workloads....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 11, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that it has successfully completed a demonstration showing its Prodigy Universal Processor running faster than any other processor, HPC or AI chips, including ones from NVIDIA and Intel. This is the latest of many recent milestones achieved by Tachyum as the company continues its march towards Prodigy’s product release next year.....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 4, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that its Prodigy Universal Processor has successfully completed software emulation testing across x86, ARM and RISC-V binary environments. This important milestone demonstrates that Prodigy will enable customers to run their legacy applications transparently at launch with better performance than any contemporary or future ARM or RISC-V processors....More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 28, 2020 –Tachyum™ Inc. today announced its membership in the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), part of the company’s continued efforts to collaborate with other industry organizations and academic institutions to further develop and promote trusted computing technologies...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that it was recognized for its innovative approach, dedicated vision and effective solutions by being named as one of the “100 Best Companies to Watch Out for in 2020” in the July edition...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30, 2020 – Tachyum™ Inc. today announced that it has joined the Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) Open Compute Project as part of the company’s efforts to help redesign traditional IT infrastructure technology to better serve the technical needs of modern data centers...More Info
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, June 16, 2020 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum™ Inc., will discuss the company’s “Gamechanger” universal processor reference design solution for HPC and AI environments as part of ISC High Performance 2020 Digital event June 22-25...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum™ Inc. announced today that it has joined the OpenBMC Project as a contributor to the community seeking to define standards for aSANTA standard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware stack that will work across heterogeneous systems, including enterprise, HPC, telco and cloud-scale data centers...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. announced today that it has achieved, on schedule, a major milestone in the detailed physical design of its Prodigy Universal Processor. Tachyum now has a complete chip layout, with verified detailed physical design of more than 90 percent of the design silicon area...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 22, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. announced today the promotion of Elena Zokhidova to Vice President of Finance from Senior Director. She achieved the new position after nearly a year helping the company successfully meet aggressive business goals...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 7, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. today announced that it has opened new offices in Slovakia that will enable it to best address the regional needs of its growing number of customers, partners, vendors and personnel throughout the European Union. Tachyum’s worldwide headquarters remain located in Silicon Valley...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. announced today that it has joined the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a community of industry-leading OEMs, IHVs, chip manufacturers, and BIOS firmware and operating system members interested in improving information processing system performance and advancing security and interoperability through standards and best practices...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. announced today that it has retained Stephen Dilbeck full time to serve as the company’s Senior Director, System on Chip, to complete physical design through tape- out of Tachyum’s Prodigy chip. Dilbeck first began working with the company as a contractor in 2019 and became a full-time employee in January...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 25, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. today announced that it has become members of two JEDEC committees developing standards for solid state memories and DRAM modules that will shape the semiconductor industry’s position in the rapidly evolving global marketplace...More Info
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, February 18, 2020 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor tartup Tachyum Inc. and Tachyum s.r.o., was the recipient of the 2019 Crystal Wing Award in the Innovation and Startups category. This prestigious Award recognizes significant achievements of Slovaks who have attained exceptional expertise and success in their respective industries...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 11, 2020 – Semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. today announced that it has completed another critical stage in software development by successfully achieving an Apache web server port to Prodigy Universal Processor Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). This latest milestone by Tachyum’s software team brings the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor one step closer to being customer- ready in anticipation of its commercial launch in 2021...More Info
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, February 6, 2020 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc. will discuss “Bringing Slovakia to the Forefront of the Digital Age” in a special 30-minute speaking session at CEO Forum Slovakia in Bratislava on February 13 at 14:40 p.m...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 04, 2020 – Semiconductor Company Tachyum Inc. announced today that its Prodigy Processor AI/HPC Reference Design will be used in a supercomputer which will be deployed in 2021...More Info
SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 28, 2020 – Semiconductor Company Tachyum Inc. announced today its participation as a Community Member in the Open Compute Project (OCP), an open consortium aiming to design and enable the delivery of the most-efficient server, storage and data center hardware for scalable computing...More Info
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – December 17, 2019 – A year that saw semiconductor startup Tachyum make substantial progress in product development, financial positioning and expanded executive leadership, has ensured that the company remains on schedule to introduce Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor, to worldwide markets in 2021...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 11, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. has been named one of the “Most Valuable Brands of the Year” as an emerging company by IndustryWired Magazine, a leading industry resource for helping today’s entrepreneurs build tomorrow’s leading businesses...More Info
Bratislava, Slovakia, November 21, 2019 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc., was invited to visit Hong Kong and Shenzen, China as part of the recent Central Europe Business Summit (“CEBS”) under patronage of Forbes to help build bridges and expand relationships with potential customers, partners and investors in the data center looking to introduce the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor Chip as a transformational asset for China.More Info
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 22, 2019 – Tachyum, s.r.o., the company’s European headquarters in Bratislava, announced that it continues to successfully contribute to Slovakia’s reversal from “Brain Drain” to “Brain Gain” with its recent addition of highly qualified full-time engineers and scientists...More Info
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 14, 2019 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc., with US Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European headquarters in Bratislava comprising a rapidly growing R&D operation, will deliver a “Success Story” talk at the Driving.Digital conference, held at the X-Bionic Sphere in Samorin, Slovakia. Dr. Danilak is scheduled to speak October 15 th at 9:45 a.m. ...More Info
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 7th, 2019 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc., with US Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European headquarters in Bratislava comprising a rapidly growing R&D operation, will deliver two talks at this year’s SlovakiaTech 2019 in Kosice, SK.More Info
Bratislava, Slovakia, October 3, 2019 – Dr. Radoslav “Rado” Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor startup Tachyum Inc., was named IT Person of the Year 2019 at IT GALA, the most prestigious annual event of the Slovak information technology and telecommunications communities.More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 2, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. has been named one of the “50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2019” by The Silicon Review, the world’s most trusted online and print community for business and technology professionals.More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 17, 2019 – Today, Tachyum announced that Dr. Kurt Lauk has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Lauk served on several management boards, including Daimler and Audi, and as a member of the EU Parliament....More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 27, 2019 – Tachyum Inc., a developer of the smallest and fastest general- purpose 64-core processor, today announced it has joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium, a group of companies dedicated to advancing a new, open-industry standard interconnect designed to address the increasing demands of high-performance computational workloads...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 13, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. today announced that it has joined the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), a 700+ member association committed to advancing the non-proprietary PCI technology to yield a reliable, scalable solution for high-speed I/O in numerous market applications...More Info
July 30, 2019 -- Dr. Radoslav “Rado” Danilak, CEO of Tachyum Inc., will speak about the need for new approaches, and capabilities of data center architectures, interconnects, storage and memory types, to enable the industry to unleash the full power of AI in the multi-billion dollar hyperscale market, at the Flash Memory Summit in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday, August 7 at 4:35 p.m. PDT.More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. announced today it has appointed Kiran Malwankar to the position of Vice President of System Engineering. Malwankar, a 30-year veteran of both pre-IPO companies and industry leaders, holds 21 U.S. patents in technologies such as I/O virtualization, PCIe, storage virtualization, and flash/solid-state media.
Malwankar joins the company after founding and/or joining a series of successful startups that delivered innovations in memory, AI, IoT, cloud, and flash devices; five of these companies were acquired and one went public. In addition, he has held executive and senior-level engineering positions at dominant vendors such as Cisco, Violin Memory, Nishan Systems/McDATA, and Aprius/FusionIO. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. announced today that it has finalized a Series-A funding round led by private equity investor IPM Group, with participation of the Slovak Government, that will be used to continue the advancement of the company’s efforts to bring its Prodigy Universal Processor chip to market. Now with $25M in its post Series-A war chest, the Tachyum development team is able to reach its next major milestone in early 2020, in order to bring the Prodigy chip to market in the second half of 2020. The closing of this equity investment round was key to support Tachyum's R&D and software development efforts both in Slovakia and USA, leveraging regional talent and resources of Slovakia, the European Union as well as Silicon Valley...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. announced today it has appointed Elena Zokhidova its Senior Director of Finance to improve existing financial processes and facilitate new business opportunities which will help the company reach its aggressive growth plans.
Zokhidova’s nearly two decades of international business and finance experience, including service at leading public accounting firms and billion-dollar companies within the tech industry, complements Tachyum’s established presence in Silicon Valley and the Central/Eastern European region...More Info
In May 2019 the Cabinet of Slovak Republic approved a country’s new Digital Transformation Strategy. The strategic document has been a result of open collaboration and participation of all relevant stakeholders. Relevant government departments, research and academic bodies and businesses. It also includes a detailed action plan for the next 3 years.
Following the Cabinet’s approval, on Tuesday May 28th, 2019 an annual Information Technologies and Public Administration (ITAPA) conference organized a panel discussion focused on the new Digital Transformation Strategy and its short-term Action Plan. Peter Dovhun, Managing Director of Tachyum in Slovakia was invited to participate and share a view of Tachyum, as an active participant in the process of defining Slovakia’s strategy in the area of High-Performance Computing and Big AI...Read Article
Set up the relation between human being and technologies is crucial for our future. Technical innovations influence our daily life significantly. What is the next step? Are we able to predict and handle it? Or we can quickly lose control?
Techsummit 2019 helps us to orientate in current trends and see where are we now. Also, where do we head and how to grab boosting world of technologies in a way that it serves us and not vice-versa.
Techsummit takes place May 29th - 30th 2019 in Grand Hotel River Park, Bratislava and thematically covers topics as Artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0, Smart city and Cybersecurity...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 29, 2019 – Tachyum Inc. announced today it has successfully deployed the Linux OS on its Prodigy Universal Processor architecture, a foundation for 64-core, ultra-low power, high-performance processor.
Running an OS directly and natively on its chip, without the need for host processors or other expensive components, reduces the cost of at-scale data centers and enables nearly unlimited flexibility in use...More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2019 – Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Co-founder and CEO of Tachyum Inc., will be a featured panelist for an “Innovative Technologies” session at the 72nd HPC User Forum at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico April 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Danilak will educate attendees about the unprecedented capabilities of the world’s first universal processor chip. Tachyum’s Prodigy chip reduces data center cost and power needs through new proprietary processor architecture that has made many parts of the hardware found in a typical processor redundant. Fewer transistors and shorter wires, due to a smaller core, translates into much greater speed and much lower power requirements for the processor. The ultra-low power Prodigy processor, will allow system integrators to build a 32 tensor Exaflops AI supercomputer. This will enable users to simulate, in real-time, human brain-sized Neural Networks in 2020.More Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2019 – Tachyum today announced that it has received capital from the Slovak government of almost $17 million dollars to help build a new R&D center within the country that will assist in the final development phase of the company’s Prodigy Universal Processor Chip, the smallest and fastest general-purpose, 64-bit processor, requiring 10x lower power and 3x lower sell price than competing products with equivalent performance. Together, these two attributes result in Prodigy reducing data center annual total cost of ownership (CapEx + OpEx) by a factor of 4x.
With one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe, the Slovak Republic continues to position itself as a technology hub within the EU in the fields of AI (artificial intelligence) and HPC (high-performance computing). The financial support provided by the Slovak government to build the new R&D center will help expedite the completion of Tachyum’s new proprietary processor architecture that will allow system integrators to build a 32 Exaflops AI supercomputer in 2020, well ahead of the EU’s stated goal of 2028. Prodigy currently has the best performing processor design in the world.More Info