Led by CEO Andrew Richards, Codeplay is globally recognized for its expertise and leadership in SYCL, the Khronos open standard programming models used in oneAPI, and its significant contributions to the industry ranging from open ecosystem activities like SYCL and OpenCL to RISC-V, automotive software safety, and medical imaging. Codeplay has extensively delivered products supporting diverse hardware platforms worldwide, embracing the mission of bringing oneAPI to the masses.
By leveraging Codeplay’s capability and technology, Intel will be able to provide developers with a streamlined development process, improved performance and scalability, and an enhanced user experience. “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Intel,” said Andrew Richards. “This acquisition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and will allow us to continue to provide the best tools and solutions to our customers. We’re excited to be part of the Intel team and look forward to working together to further accelerate development and deployment of applications.” The acquisition of Codeplay enables Intel to provide developers with enhanced tools and support for developing, debugging, and optimizing applications. Intel will also be able to integrate Codeplay’s software development tools into its existing ecosystem, making it easier and faster for developers to create and deploy applications.
Jim Nicholas, Chairman of Codeplay said:
“Matthew and the Acuity team are true semiconductor experts who brought vitality and professionalism to every stage of our transaction. Their knowledge of the sector and their ability to advise us on a highly nuanced and effective process was instrumental in exiting Codeplay to Intel. I would be more than happy to recommend Acuity for any mid-market semiconductor exit.”
Matthew Byatt, Managing Partner at Acuity said:
“Codeplay is a global pioneer in acceleration technologies for AI, building advanced intelligence into devices ranging from smartphones to self-driving cars. We are thrilled to see them playing a key role in advancing Intel’s support of the oneAPI ecosystem. This transaction yet again demonstrates Acuity’s ability to sell high quality deep tech businesses to international tech acquirors – we wish Andrew and his team every success as they capitalise on the great opportunity ahead.”