Success Story



AMD, a global semiconductor design innovator with sales of US$6.5 billion in 2010, developed a new-generation Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), based on its “Fusion” architecture. The APU combines the central and graphics processing units, leveraging the design strengths of each to enhance the performance of PCs, game consoles and other high definition applications.

Working with AMD, OCE provided a turnkey solution to leverage the technology in the research community by sponsoring academic seminars and workshops that led to a call for papers.

The result: seven funded R&D projects at Ontario universities, designed to demonstrate the new processor’s capabilities. The projects wrapped up in late 2011. Following the wrap of projects, OCE will stage a technology showcase for the researchers to present their results.

Return on Innovation

  • Increased capability
  • Increased engagement with Ontario’s academic community
  • Regional job creation potential

OCE©2011 Last updated 03/2012