eASIC Nextreme Used for Hardware Validation of Microsoft RemoteFX Technology
May 13, 2010
Companies Work Together to Accelerate Market Adoption of Desktop Virtualization
Santa Clara, CA – May 13, 2010 – eASIC Corporation today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. on using eASIC’s Nextreme NEW ASICs to create a hardware implementation of the Microsoft RemoteFXTM technology, which was announced two months ago. eASIC’s Nextreme product has been able to quickly validate the Microsoft RemoteFX technology in silicon and to attract a growing ecosystem of companies interested in developing eASIC-based solutions that accelerate the adoption of remote and shared resource computing applications.
Microsoft RemoteFX promises to deliver a media-rich Windows desktop experience to all types of remote client devices including low-cost thin clients. Microsoft RemoteFX is a new platform technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that leverages hardware acceleration on the host to create a rich user experience for a centralized desktop computing environment. With Microsoft RemoteFX, screen images are rendered on the host, lessening the graphics requirements on the remote client.
“By working with eASIC’s Nextreme NEW ASIC, we were able to develop a reference design for RemoteFX hardware solutions that is low in power consumption as well as low in up-front development cost,” said Dai Vu, director of Virtualization Solutions Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We see eASIC’s Nextreme as a platform well suited for our efforts to quickly validate new technologies, but also as a catalyst in enabling our RemoteFX partner ecosystem to ramp up their solutions to market readiness.”
“Desktop virtualization is a growing trend among IT professionals aiming at centrally delivering and managing a modern desktop from the datacenter, and we are delighted to be collaborating with Microsoft in making this initiative a reality,” said Jasbinder Bhoot, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, at eASIC Corporation. “Microsoft has over a decade of experience in enabling centralized desktop solutions, and we are convinced that customers will embrace Microsoft RemoteFX as a key ingredient of flexible desktop virtualization solutions that provide a rich, local-like user experience for server-hosted desktops and applications,” added Bhoot.
For more information on eASIC’s Nextreme NEW ASIC family, visit www.easic.com
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough NEW ASIC devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer a new generation of ASICs with significantly lower up-front costs than traditional ASICs.
Privately held eASIC Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, Advanced Equities Incorporated and Evergreen Partners. For more information on eASIC please visit www.eASIC.com