Mellanox Joins RISC-V Foundation as a Platinum Founding Sponsor

Supports Advanced Open Processor Architecture and Software Ecosystem

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – March 2, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end intelligent interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that it has joined the RISC-V foundation as a Founding Platinum Sponsor. The RISC-V foundation promotes the open RISC-V instruction set architecture and associated hardware and software ecosystem for a broad range of computing devices.

"As a leading provider of multicore processors, network adapters and switches, we are very pleased to have Mellanox join the RISC-V Foundation as a Platinum Founding Sponsor", said Rick O'Connor, Executive Director of the RISC-V Foundation. "Mellanox has a proven track record of open, cross-industry, standards development which will be of tremendous benefit to the RISC-V community."

“Our support for the RISC-V foundation demonstrates our commitment to open architectures and industry ecosystems,” said, Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “We believe that free-market competition is the best way to accelerate innovation and prevent vendor lock-in. RISC-V is a great example of how academia and industry collaboration can create a nimble, vibrant, open ecosystem to advance processors and computing.”

As a platinum supporter Mellanox will work with other consortium members to shape the evolution of the RISC-V platform architecture and software ecosystem. These activities include achieving compatibility, interoperability, design reuse, and sustaining and evolving the technology to meet the requirements of rapidly changing use cases.

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