Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, P.A. Semi was established in 2003 by industry veterans to develop the groundbreaking high-performance, low-power PWRficient processor family. P.A. Semi is headed by Dan Dobberpuhl, the acclaimed lead designer of the DEC Alpha series of microprocessors, the ultra-power-efficient StrongARM microprocessors, and the first multicore systems on chip with the SiByte 1250. The engineering leadership team includes key designers of other defining microprocessor architectures including Opteron, Itanium, and UltraSparc. The 150-person-strong P.A. Semi team includes processor, ASIC, system, and software engineers who have developed from scratch a paradigm-shifting high-performance platform processor with breakthrough performance per watt.