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XMOS Limited
FoundedJuly 2005, Bristol, UK
ProductsVoice controllers, Multicore microcontrollers, xCore, xCORE-200, xCORE-AUDIO, xCORE-VOICE, xCORE VocalFusion, xTIMEcomposer
BrandsxCORE, VocalFusion

XMOS is a fabless semiconductor company that develops audio products and multicore microcontrollers.

Company history[edit]

XMOS was founded in July 2005 by Ali Dixon, James Foster, Noel Hurley, David May, and Hitesh Mehta. It received seed funding from the University of Bristol enterprise fund, and Wyvern seed fund.[citation needed]

The name XMOS is a loose reference to Inmos. Some concepts found in XMOS technology (such as channels and threads) are part of the Transputer legacy.

In the autumn of 2006, XMOS secured funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, DFJ Esprit, and Foundation Capital.[1] It also has strategic investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Huawei Technologies, and Xilinx Inc. In September 2017, XMOS secured $15M in an investment round lead by Infineon.[2]

In July 2017, XMOS acquired SETEM,[3][4] a company that specialises in audio algorithms for source separation.


XMOS provides solutions for a wide range of applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, and enterprise communications. The technology enables devices to accurately capture and process voice commands and other audio inputs, which can be used for applications such as speech recognition, virtual assistants, and hands-free communication.[5]

The company's core technology is based on its unique xCore architecture,[6] which is a multi-core processor that provides high levels of processing power and efficiency. This architecture allows XMOS to offer voice and audio solutions that are both highly accurate and low-latency, making them ideal for use in a wide range of applications.[7]


  1. ^ Peter Clarke (6 September 2007). "XMOS raises $16 million in Series A funding". EE Times Europe. Retrieved 2 February 2009.
  2. ^ Stefan Nicola (7 September 2017). "Funding Boost for U.K. Chip Firm Aiming at Amazon, Apple Voice-Control Market". Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. ^ Neil Tyler (10 July 2017). "XMOS acquires Setem Technologies to drive the development of next generation voice interfaces". new electronics. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ Clive Maxfield (12 July 2017). "XMOS + Setem could be a game-changer for embedded speech". Embedded.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ Carel (21 October 2019). "XMOS - More Natural Conversation Through Voice Solutions". Innovations Of The World. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  6. ^ "XMOS unveils Xcore.ai, a powerful chip designed for AI processing at the edge". VentureBeat. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  7. ^ says, Karl Stevens (2 March 2023). "XMOS: Using RISC-V to Define SoCs in Software". EEJournal. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
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