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Kalray is the designer of the revolutionary low power, high performance and scalable MPPA MANYCORE processor.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Semiconductors
  • Location France
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded April 2008
  • Employees 65
  • Website

Company Summary

Founded in 2008, KALRAY is a fabless semiconductor and software company that designs and markets a new generation of high performance, massively parallel processor with hundreds of cores integrated on a single chip. The application domains cover image, audio, and signal processing, scientific computing, communication infrastructures and industrial monitoring. KALRAY located in Orsay (Paris), Grenoble, Tokyo and Sunnyvale employs 65 engineers.


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    Benoit Dinechin

    Architect of the KALRAY VLIW core, Benoit brings more than 20 years of experience and technical expertise in software engineering, parallel computing, processor design and compiler tools development. National fellow at STMicroelectronics, he led the development of the ST120 VLIW-DSP core and of its production compiler. Prior to STM, Benoit served at Cray Research where he contributed to the Cray-T3E production compilers.

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    Joël Monnier

    President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors since the inception of the company in 2008. Most recently, Mr Monnier was Corporate Vice President of STMicroelectronics in charge of R&D from 1989 to 2004. In this function, he has been the main executive for the emergence of the Crolles Microelectronics Centers, a joint-venture with STM, NXP and Freescale, representing the largest semiconducting fab in Europe.

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    Laurent R Julliard
    Director Solutions and Software Services

    Laurent leads the effort to collect Kalray’s customer business needs and deliver customer oriented software solutions optimized for Kalray MPPA MANYCORE processors. He is also responsible for managing Kalray’s overall community strategy and bringing Kalray collaborative platform to life by fostering community and thought leadership.
    Before joining Kalray he worked for Xerox and HP R&D labs both in France and in the USA.