About us

VISION

Kalray sees a world where there are a rapidly growing number of applications in need of extremely high processing capability in real time without consuming a lot of power. Kalray’s vision is to be the leader in this important and growing processing market with its innovative supercomputing on a chip™ solutions.

TECHNOLOGY

The foundation of Kalray’s supercomputing on a chip™ solutions lie in its breakthrough patented MPPA® manycore processor technology. This revolutionary architecture uniquely addresses extreme computing, low-power and real-time applications with an unparalleled combination of technology benefits:

The same MPPA® silicon circuit can be used for many applications. Thanks to Kalray’s practical software development environment, it offers systems designers:

  • Industry-leading ratio of computing power/energy consumption
  • Time predictability and low latency (less than 1micro-second input to output)
  • Unique processing scalability
  • System density
  • Ability to run a wide set of heterogeneous applications on one chip
  • High programmability (standard C/C++, OpenCL)

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Eric Baissus

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Since 2014, Eric Baissus has been the CEO of Kalray. Kalray is a leading company in I/O data processors, delivering a new generation of low latency, low consumption, extreme computing processors that target the growing markets of data center cloud infrastructure, big data analytics and self-driving cars.

Previous to his time at Kalray, Eric spent 8 years at Texas Instruments where he led the development of various chip designs and reference solutions. In 2002, Eric founded and led Open-Plug as CEO and CTO, until it was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2010. OpenPlug was a pioneer and a leader in the area of software frameworks for mobile phones. Its products shipped in the millions of devices and its customer portfolio included Fortune 100 customers such as Sony-Ericsson and Intel. After the acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent, Eric Baissus became VP R&D and VP Innovation of Alcatel-Lucent Application Enablement, located in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Passionate about new technologies and about turning high-tech innovation into business, Eric Baissus occupies several board positions. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris France) and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (Paris France).

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Anne Gabrot

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Anne has an extensive experience as CFO in start-ups and mid-size companies.

Prior to joining Kalray, Anne held the role of CFO at Movea, a Grenoble-based technology company, where she was instrumental in raising new funds, transforming the revenue model and contributing to the M&A process, resulting in Movea’s successful acquisition by Invensense Inc.

Previously, over a period of 9 years, Anne acted as CFO of Volubill, a telecom company. She took the company from being a start-up with 7 employees to an international corporation with over 170 team members, 5 subsidiaries and customers around the world. She managed technology and licensing contracts and raised a total funding of €25M.

Anne also worked as Finance Director at EHPT EMEA, a joint venture between HP and Ericsson, and at Benetton Group, launching the French subsidiary for sporting goods. She started her career as an internal auditor for Club Med.

Anne is a Graduate from the Essec Business School in Paris, with a Master in Finance and Law.

She has also created her own company, coaching and advising several start-ups and mid-size companies. She is an advisory board member for several early-stage companies.

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Benoît Dupont de Dinechin

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Benoît is the Kalray VLIW core main architect, and co-architect of the Kalray Multi-Purpose Processing Array (MPPA). He his also a direct contributor to several components of the AccessCore software development environment.

Before joining Kalray, Benoît was in charge of Research and Development for the STMicroelectronics Software, Tools, Services division. He was promoted to STMicroelectronics Fellow in 2008. Prior to STMicroelectronics, Benoît worked at the Cray Research park (Minnesota, USA), where he developed the software pipeliner of the Cray T3E production compilers.

Benoît earned an engineering degree in Radar and Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Toulouse, France), and a doctoral degree in computer systems from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) under the direction of Prof. P. Feautrier. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the McGill university (Montreal, Canada) at the ACAPS laboratory led by Prof. G. R. Gao.

Benoît has published over 50 conference papers, journal articles and book chapters, and holds 10 hardware patents.

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Jean Pierre Demange

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Jean Pierre has 35 years of business experience in the semiconductor industry.

Most of his career was spent at Texas Instruments, where he held different business management positions in sales, developing world wide accounts like Nokia and Ericsson and Product Marketing, managing products such as DSP, ASIC and dedicated Telecommunications devices.

Telecommunications was the key market developed during this time and Jean Pierre is a pioneer in the wireless terminal industry. He created the very successful Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit at Texas Instruments. He has an electronic engineering degree from the University of Montpellier France.

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Stéphane Cordova

Director, Embedded Technology Business Unit

Stéphane is a successful executive with a combined 20 years of experience in business (Sales; Marketing; Business development; BU Mgr) in the semiconductor industry around wireless, video and embedded applications.

Prior to his role at Kalray, Stéphane held various business and management positions at STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson, where he worked in business development with major OEMs and platform-makers for mobile applications and the multimedia industry.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Gilles Defassy

President, Supervisory Board, Kalray S.A.

Gilles Delfassy is presently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray, SA, Chairman of the Board of Movea SA, and Director at both Imagination Technologies Ltd (IMG), and ON Semiconductor. He is also President of GC Delfassy Consulting, where he advises high-tech companies on their strategy and operations.

Mr. Delfassy began his career in 1978 at Texas Instruments (TI). In 1994, he moved to TI’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, to create and lead the company’s wireless terminals business unit, eventually growing it into a five-billion dollar operation. Under Mr. Delfassy’s leadership, TI became the world’s number-one supplier of semiconductors for the wireless industry. He was senior vice president and executive officer of Texas Instruments when he retired in 2007.

Since that time, Mr. Delfassy has served as an advisor for many companies in the high-tech industry. He has held Advisory Board positions at Venture Capital firms 3i and Pitango, and served on the Board of Directors at several companies in the US and in Europe. From September of 2009 to December 2011, he assumed the position of president and chief executive officer at ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of ST Microelectronics and Ericsson.

Mr. Delfassy received an Engineering Diploma (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et d’ Automatique de Toulouse in 1977. He then graduated in Business Administration from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Paris in 1978. He has completed specialized courses on corporate governance for members of boards of directors at Stanford University and the University of Chicago.

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Eric Bantegnie

Co-founder, President & CEO, Esterel Technologies

Vice President Systems Business Unit, ANSYS, Inc.

Curriculum Vitae :

Mr Bantegnie founded Esterel Technologies in the fall of 1999 and has since then been its President & CEO.

He is also in addition since August 2012 a Vice-President of ANSYS, Inc., and head of its “Systems” Business Unit, since the integration of Esterel Technologies within the ANSYS, Inc. Group as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Esterel Technologies is the worldwide leading provider for mission and safety-critical embedded software and systems application development tools.

Mr. Bantegnie was previously President and CEO of Simulog from 1998 to 2001, and between 1996 and 1998, as Director General, he created and directed DYADE, a Research and Development joint venture, that originated the creation of 5 start up companies in the field of Web technologies and IT security, that are all in business today, including companies such as KELKOO and Trusted Logic.

Eric Bantegnie graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1985 and Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1988. He is Engineer in Chief in Telecommunications.

Eric Bantegnie served 6 years on the board of directors of Syntec Numérique, the French professional IT association, and has been a Founder and President of the Embedded France professional association from 2013 to 2015.

Eric Bantegnie a Board member of Trust In Soft, a France-based Cybersecurity code analysis company and a member of the Advisory Committee of IdVector Plc, a UK-Based high tech investment fund.

PARTNERS

 

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6WIND

High Performance Data Center Software

6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company’s 6WINDGate ™ packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. Based on 6WINDGate, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator ™ provides accelerated virtual networking infrastructure and 6WIND Turbo Router ™ and 6WIND Turbo IPsec ™ are software appliances for bare metal or virtual machine environments. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WIND delivers a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

www.6wind.com

 

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eSOL

Leading Embedded Software Developer

eSOL is a leading embedded software developer that enables customers to accelerate development of applications based on high-end single-core, multi-core, and many-core embedded processors. eSOL’s advanced, scalable, multi-profiled real-time operating systems are tightly integrated with development tools and middleware components to create flexible development platforms used by OEMs and ODMs worldwide in competitive vertical markets such as automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical equipment, and aerospace. Founded in 1975, eSOL is based in Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, please visit www.esol.com

 

Quosmos

Qosmos

Network Intelligence Solutions Provider

Qosmos leads the market for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application visibility in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos customers benefit from fast time to market and continuous signature updates for their products. As the leading supplier of IP traffic classification and network intelligence software, Qosmos contributes actively to open source projects and international standards, and serves 75% of the market.

For more information, please visit: www.qosmos.com

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DISTRIBUTORS

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Tricomtek Co.,Ltd

Korea & Asia-Pacific Regional Supplier

Since the 1999, Tricomtek has been supplying mobile application platforms to wireless operators in Korea and Asia-pacific region, that meet international standards such as CDMA, GSM, 3G WCDMA and LTE. As the wireless market expects to deploy 4.5G network(called “pre5G”) as well as 5G, Tricomtek challenges to develop new mobile applications for next generation of wireless service, including IP convergence service gateway, 4K/8K HEVC, 3D VR and AR, along with video capturing, compressing and distribution system. And also, Tricomtek is focusing on the development of embedded software and hardware with vast experienced in providing baseband radio system and network protocols like wireless-TCP, DSRC, WAVE(IEEE P1609) for mobile and ITS (Intelligent Transportation Service) industry. Currently, working with various embedded solution providers in RTOS, Testing Tool, Protocol, Network Security, SDN/NFV and IoT industry.

For more information, visit www.tricomtek.com

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Village Island

Japan & Southeast Asia Regional Supplier

Village Island is a well-established team of engineers, dedicated in delivering state-of-the-art solutions to every sector of the digital industry. Village island core mission is the distribution of high-value technology and products ranging from IP core, OEM hardware, electronics device, software and SDK platforms up to stand-alone equipment and integrated systems. Our team strives to identify customer needs and respond through the use of top quality products from leading suppliers. Established in Japan in 2005, Village Island has expanded to cater for South East Asia, with a regional sales office based in Singapore.

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Nolam

Israel & India Supplier

Since being founded, Nolam Embedded Systems has become an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of board-level products and systems in VME, CompactPCI, PCI, VPX, PC104, Small form factor and custom products for the embedded real-time markets.

Nolam Embedded Systems offers an extensive standard line of Field-Upgradeable SBC’s on Intel x86 and PowerPC&reg Processors (IBM and Motorola), MPPA&reg-256 Core and also I/O board and complete integrated systems.

Nolam Embedded Systems has the reputation of bringing to the market the most advanced technologies with many innovations such as the Field-Upgradeable SBC’s approach and high-performance I/O boards.

www.nolam.com