Intel launches Agilex 7 with R-tile, the first FPGA with PCIe 5.0
Intel's Programmable Solutions Group has announced the Agilex 7 with R-Tile. What makes this FPGA special is that it features PCIe 5.0 support and the relatively young CXL technology. With this new product, data centers can integrate their FPGAs seamlessly with server processors.
Intel notes tha... Read more
SmartIOPS offers highest SSD performance and is working on programmable FSD
Most manufacturers of high-end SSDs are also the ones who produce the flash themselves. That manufacturer's main goal is to sell more chips. They do make high-performance NVMe SSDs, mainly for generic use. At SmartIOPS, they are developing the very fastest SSD in the world with the goal of making e... Read more
AMD acquires Pensando, focuses on programmable processors
AMD announces the acquisition of Pensando. AMD is acquiring the processor specialist for $1.9 billion.
Pensando specializes in P4 Capri, a programmable processor. Over the past five years, the organization raised more than $300 million in growth capital. Pensando's customers use the programmable... Read more
AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx has been greenlit
AMD announces that its proposed acquisition of Xilinx will be finalized on February 14. Every necessary authority and regulator has greenlit the acquisition.
Now that the acquisition is definitive, AMD stands to gain a specialist in the field of FPGAs and ASICs. Xilinx' processors are mainly use... Read more
AMD acquires chip designer Xilinx
AMD has made a deal with Xilinx to acquire the company. AMD will pay Xilinx with 35 billion dollars (just under 30 billion euros) worth of stocks.
The acquisition is in advanced stage: both companies' directors have unanimously given their blessings. Now, the companies are waiting for approval f... Read more
AMD in advanced talks to acquire Xilinx for $30 billion
AMD, the chipmaker, plans to acquire one of their rivals Xilinx in a deal that might hit the $30 billion mark. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that AMD is in the advanced talks stage and that the deal could be done by next week.
However, there is no guarantee that the deal will go th... Read more
Xilinx launches Alveo U50 PAC with PCIe 4.0 and 8 GB HBM2
One day after Intel announced its second generation Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) for data centers, Xilinx is doing the same. The new Alveo U50 FPGA card supports PCIe 4.0 and has 8GB of HBM2 on board.
The single-slot Alveo U50 runs on Xilinx 16nm Ultrascale+ architecture and follows in the f... Read more
Intel quits 5G smartphone modems and looks at options
The closure of the lawsuit between Qualcomm and Apple and the renewed cooperation between them is bad news for Intel. The current iPhone and iPad modem supplier cannot stop Qualcomm's 5G bulldozer and throws in the towel.
The deal between Qualcomm and Apple came as a thunderbolt from the blue. Afte... Read more
Intel targets 5G providers with new FPGA-based accelerators
Intel is trying to win over wireless 5G service providers that need help managing growing volumes of virtualized workloads, with a new product. The company launched a new field-programmable gate array-based (FPGA) acceleration card called N3000 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That's w... Read more