Celestica collaborates with Microsoft on the development of BEE3 platform prototypes

    Platform Enables Emulation of a Multi-Core Processor Environment
    With At Least 1000 Cores

    To be Demonstrated at Microsoft's Techfest in Redmond, WA on March 4,

    TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global
provider of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today
announced it has collaborated with Microsoft on the design of the BEE3,
Berkeley Emulation Engine 3rd version, to improve the ability of Microsoft and
other companies to conduct computer architecture research.
    Microsoft's BEE3 development platform enables emulation of a multi-core
processor environment with at least 1000 cores. This is accomplished by four
interconnected field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) linked to a variety of
high-speed interfaces. The platform can scale smoothly from a single board to
64 boards or 256 FPGAs. The BEE3 platform enables large-scale architectural
research in areas such as ECAD tool acceleration, scientific computing and
computer architecture emulation.
    "We are dedicated to developing new and innovative technologies that will
shape the future computing experience," said Chuck Thacker, Microsoft
Technical Fellow. "The production of the BEE3 platform required a deep
understanding of complex high speed design and production. Based on our
experience with Celestica, we knew their engineering talent, experience and
CoreSim(TM) design tools would help ensure the successful development of this
innovative platform."
    Celestica collaborated with Microsoft on the design and manufacturing of
the prototypes. Specifically, Celestica was responsible for the detailed
hardware specification, schematic capture, layout, signal integrity analysis,
static timing analysis, schematic modeling, design for test and manufacturing.
    "We are delighted that Microsoft chose to utilize our expertise in design
to develop this innovative technology that could contribute to the future of
computing," said Brian Lau, Vice President, Microsoft Global Customer Business
Unit, Celestica. "We have a strong track record supporting Microsoft and are
proud of our ability to provide a broad range of services to meet their needs
including engineering, design, manufacturing, fulfillment and after-market
    For more information on Microsoft's research and the BEE3 project, please
visit: http://research.microsoft.com/projects/BEE3/.

    About Celestica
    Celestica is dedicated to providing innovative electronics manufacturing
services that accelerate our customers' success. Through our efficient global
manufacturing and supply chain network, we deliver competitive advantage to
companies in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial, and
aerospace and defense end markets. Our employees share a proud history of
proven expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the
flexibility to overcome any challenge.
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For further information: Pam White, Celestica Global Communications,
Phone: (416) 448-2200, Email: media@celestica.com

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