Intel, AMD, and Arm are the top for years in the data center market. Now, with Nuvia, the balance in the market share may change. This new company announced its existence with a press release that reported that it completed an A Series funding round of $53 million from a group of major investors such as Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield, and WRVI Capital, with additional participation from Nepenthe LLC.
Built for performance leadership
“Nuvia created a CPU server core and associated SoC that will provide a “step-function” in performance improvement over every other product in the category, all while working within current data center power constraints.” Nuvia’s vice president of marketing, Jon Carvill said. According to him, this is a product built for performance leadership.
The founder team of Nuvia consists of John Bruno, Manu Gulati, and Gerard Williams III, who worked on system engineering and silicon design for more than 20 chips, with more than 100 patents granted to date. The founder team members have held a diverse array of engineering leadership roles at Google, Apple, ARM, Broadcom, and AMD. Their main goal is to reimagine silicon design to deliver industry-leading performance and energy efficiency for the data center.
At the moment, their business model is not transparent. Still, the company is ambitious to be a real competitor to other vendors with its new server SoC with a new custom CPU microarchitecture.