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Tachyum Expands Business Development Team to Support Prodigy’s Worldwide Rollout

Bratislava, Slovakia, September 28, 2021 – Tachyum™ today announced the hiring of Robert Cisar and Marwan Ajam Oghli as Business Development Managers for the EMEA region. They are responsible for developing international business strategies and helping the company meet its aggressive production timeline goals for the release and volume production of its Prodigy Universal Processor Chip.

Cisar has more than 20 years of managerial experience, leading EMEA departments, projects and businesses with financial responsibility in global corporations. As a trusted advisor demonstrating an ability to bridge business and IT, he engaged customers on CXO-level. Cisar comes to Tachyum from ESET, where he was responsible for overall sales for enterprise segment. He previously held business development and service excellence management positions at HP and Siemens.

“I’m very excited to join the Tachyum, a unique company with roots in Slovakia and the U.S. but offering solutions with a global reach.” said Cisar. “The Prodigy Universal Processor will revolutionize the industry with its new architecture. Artificial intelligence will be the main driver of demand for chips in the future and I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth.”

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Robert Cisar

Oghli comes to Tachyum from IBM, where he served multiple managerial positions, including alliances and business development for Lenovo, Cisco and other big names partners as part of the FlashSystem storage portfolio in the Central East Europe region. He fluently speaks Arabic language and will be responsible for expansion of company’s focus to the Middle East region.

“I’m really honoured to join the Tachyum team,” said Oghli. “The idea of being a part of an organization that is working on a revolution in chip technology is simply irresistible. It is a big challenge, but my determination is even bigger!”

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Marwan Ajam Oghli

Prodigy has the potential to create unrivaled computational speed and vast energy saving capabilities for hyperscale, OEM, telecommunication, private cloud and government markets. Prodigy’s 10x lower processor core power consumption will dramatically cut carbon emissions associated with data center usage. Prodigy’s 3x lower cost (at equivalent performance) will also translate to billions of dollars in annual savings to hyperscalers like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Alibaba.

Tachyum’s Prodigy processor can run HPC applications, convolutional AI, explainable AI, general AI, bio AI, and spiking neural networks, plus normal data center workloads, on a single homogeneous processor platform, using existing standard programming models. Without Prodigy, hyperscale data centers must use a combination of disparate CPU, GPU and TPU hardware, for these different workloads, creating inefficiency, expense, and the complexity of separate supply and maintenance infrastructures. Using specific hardware dedicated to each type of workload (e.g. data center, AI, HPC), results in underutilization of hardware resources, and more challenging programming, support, and maintenance. Prodigy’s ability to seamlessly switch among these various workloads dramatically changes the competitive landscape and the economics of data centers.

“The greatest technology in the world would sit unknown and underutilized if not for the efforts of people who could explain the vision behind it,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of Tachyum. “We are lucky to have attracted visionaries of caliber to our team in Robert and Marwan. I look forward to seeing the results of their efforts as they develop strong business opportunities for Prodigy throughout the EMEA.”

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About Tachyum

Tachyum is transforming AI, HPC, public and private cloud data center markets with Prodigy, the world’s first Universal Processor that delivers industry-leading performance, cost, and power efficiency for both specialty and general-purpose computing. When Prodigy processors are provisioned in a hyperscale data center, they enable all AI, HPC, and general-purpose applications to run on one hardware infrastructure, saving companies billions of dollars per year. A fully functional Prodigy emulation system is currently available to select customers and partners for early testing and software development. With data centers currently consuming over 3% of the planet’s electricity, predicted to be 10% by 2025, the ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is critical, if we want to continue doubling worldwide data center capacity every four years. Tachyum, Co-founded by Dr. Radoslav Danilak with its flagship product Prodigy, is marching towards tape out targeting end of 2021, with software emulations and an FPGA-based emulator running native Linux available to early adopters. The company is building the world’s fastest 64 AI exaflops supercomputer in 2022 in the EU with Prodigy chips. Tachyum has offices in the United States and Slovakia. For more information, visit https://www.tachyum.com/.