Intel has signed an agreement to acquire Edinburgh-based Codeplay Software.
The chipmaker said the agreement will reinforce both companies’ commitment to open collaboration and standards, particularly by driving adoption of SYCL and the oneAPI ecosystem.
Intel and Codeplay have worked together to define and extend open standard programming models that work across multiple platforms and devices.
A statement explained that Codeplay will now be able to extend the delivery of SYCL solutions to multi-architecture, multi-vendor products, based on the open source ecosystems on which they are built.
Joe Curley, vice president and general manager of software products and ecosystem at Intel’s Software and Advanced Technology Group (SATG), said that subject to the closing of the transaction – expected later this quarter – Codeplay will operate as a subsidiary under SATG. .
“Through the subsidiary’s structure, we plan to foster Codeplay’s unique entrepreneurial spirit and open ecosystem approach for which it is known and respected in the industry,” he added.
Codeplay Founder and Managing Director, Andrew Richards, commented, “Intel’s support will allow Codeplay to continue to grow stronger in the community and ecosystem.
“It is important for the industry to adopt open standards and open specification solutions to minimize time to market for the industry and time to value for developers and customers – this acquisition strengthens the developer and industry confidence that open source software will be available now and for years to come.”
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