News Release

More news releases by year:


Return to: 2016 News Releases

First Heterogeneous System Architecture 2016 Global Summit Kicked Off Today in Beijing, China

Industry Experts Gathering to Discuss Future of Processing Technology

BEAVERTON, OR, Aug. 22, 2016 –The highly anticipated Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) 2016 Global Summit kicked off today here in Beijing. The two-day event (Aug. 22-23) is co-sponsored by the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation and the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) and is drawing standing room only audiences at the Beijing Yizhuang Fengda International Hotel.

Dozens of influential IP suppliers, processor design companies, tools vendors, software vendors and operating system companies in China's processor-related industrial chain are participating in the Summit, together with numerous mobile manufacturers, unmanned aerial vehicles and robotics application developers, universities and research institutes, and investment institutions.

The HSA summit is also supported by the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone (E-Town), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT), and Cyberspace Administration of China.

The HSA Summit is discussing topics surrounding heterogeneous system architecture, including various HSA applications in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Software Defined Radio, Internet-of-Things, and more.

Supporting Quotes

"We're excited to be hosting the first HSA 2016 Global Summit here in Beijing. A few months ago we released the HSA 1.1 specification that greatly enhances the ability to integrate open and proprietary IP blocks in heterogeneous designs. We're now seeing an array of HSA compliant solutions entering the market and during the summit HSA member companies will be presenting further technical details and demonstrating HSA compatible systems."

  • Dr. John Glossner, President, HSA Foundation

"HSA is now allowing developers not only in China – but worldwide - to efficiently apply hardware resources – from CPUs to GPUs, DSPs to FPGAs – in today's complex systems-on-chip (SoC).  We're seeing developments across numerous applications, some of which include mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT), HPC, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and much more. The HSA ecosystem is also growing rapidly in China and we look forward to further collaborative endeavors with our colleagues here. We are also thankful for AMD's continued investment in HSA technologies and its open source efforts via the ROCm platform that bring rich HSA-enabled drivers, runtimes, compiler and tools to the global developer community."

  • Greg Stoner, Chairman and Managing Director, HSA Foundation

"Today the market demand for high-performance parallel computing is exploding in the fields of Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, AR / VR, Software Defined Radio, and more. All of these systems are heterogeneous systems. HSA facilitates programming of these systems by enabling GPUs, DSPs and other accelerators to execute computationally expensive workloads in a complex SoC more effectively and efficiently than a CPU. We are very delighted that this event brought attention to a wide range of attendees including chip designers, hardware and software developers, programmers, and even system integrators. These companies will play a key role in building the HSA ecosystem."

  • Kerry Li, CEO, HuaXia General Processor Technologies

"Heterogeneous processing represents the future of computing across a wide range of applications. At Imagination, our IP is already used extensively in heterogeneous SoCs. We are focused on making it as easy as possible for customers and developers to create and program next-generation SoCs which will be increasingly complex, and will undoubtedly use IP from multiple vendors. We are delighted to join with other industry experts at this first HSA Summit to discuss the critical issues surrounding the future of processing."

  • James Liu, VP and General Manager China, Imagination Technologies

"As the market leader in mobile and home entertainment SOC products, MediaTek continues to deliver superior performance with high energy efficiency that provides exceptional user experiences through cutting-edge heterogeneous computing technologies such as Tri-cluster, deca-core architecture, Deep Learning initiatives and advanced multimedia features. We applaud the HSA Foundation's efforts to further grow the ecosystem in China, and we wish the HSA 2016 Global Summit a great success."

  • Ryan Chen, General Manager of Computing System Engineering, MediaTek

"As a sponsor member of HSA Foundation, AMD is committed to supporting an open ecosystem where developers can choose freely. As a feature-rich open-source software platform, ROCm helps to realize optimization in super-large-scale multi-GPU computing, and support a more inclusive software engineering community, so as to provide developers with an optimal and simple programming environment. We hope to promote more academic research and business innovation in open-source architecture. We also hope to utilize the open-source architecture to develop more user interfaces and tools together with our partners."

  • Allen Lee, Corporate Vice President of Engineering and General Manager, China R&D Center, AMD

About the HSA Foundation

The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a non-profit consortium of SoC IP vendors, OEMs, Academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs, whose goal is making programming for parallel computing easy and pervasive. HSA members are building a heterogeneous computing ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, which combines scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU, while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance with low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation using CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, while supporting a diverse set of high-level programming languages, and creating the foundation for next-generation, general-purpose computing.

Follow the HSA Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Return to: 2016 News Releases