MAISONS-LAFITTE, France, Sept. 28, 2021 — SiPearl, the company designing high performance, low-power microprocessors for European exascale supercomputers, has opened a design center in Grenoble with the goal of recruiting 50 engineers on site by the end of 2022.
Following Maisons-Laffitte, Duisburg, Barcelona and Sophia Antipolis, SiPearl’s Grenoble site is an important recruitment pool for semiconductor technologies and HPC. “It was obvious that SiPearl should open a center in Grenoble, the heart of European Silicon Valley! It locates us close to several of our partners in the European Processor Initiative consortium and, more importantly, accelerates our recruitment strategy by allowing us to seek out the experts in semiconductor technologies and high-performance computing where they are located. By joining us, they will take on the most exciting challenge in European electronics: designing the microprocessor that will contribute to Europe’s sovereignty and technological independence”, explains Philippe Notton, SiPearl’s CEO and founder.
SiPearl’s Grenoble design center is located at 155-157 cours Berriat. At this site, the company is targeting senior and junior engineering positions in microprocessor design, including engineers for digital design, verification, layout, DFT, process, and production.
Created by Philippe Notton, SiPearl is the company that is bringing to life the European Processor Initiative (EPI) project, designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer. This new generation of microprocessors will enable Europe to set out its technological sovereignty on the strategic markets for high performance computing, artificial intelligence and connected mobility.
SiPearl is developing and will market its solutions through close collaboration with its 27 partners from the EPI – scientific community, supercomputing centers and leading names from the IT, electronics and automotive industries – which are its stakeholders and future clients. It is supported by the European Union. SiPearl is also a member of the Mont-Blanc 2020 consortium to equip Europe with a dedicated modular and energy-efficient high performance computing microprocessor, and is a member of the PlayFrance.Digital collective for Europe to lead the field for digital technology.