US certifies AMD Versal SoC for satellite applications
AMD announced that its Versal AI Core XQRVC1902 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) has been certified for applications in commercial satellites. The SoC received a Class B rating.
The Class B rating indicates that the Versal SoC is safe and effective for satellite deployments. The US Department of Defense d... 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
Chinese watchdog approves AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx
China's competition watchdog has conditionally approved AMD's acquisition of data center processor manufacturer Xilinx. Among other things, future data center processors must be interoperable with Chinese products.
At the end of 2020, AMD announced its intent to acquire Xilinx for over 31 billio... Read more
AMD acquisition of Xilinx barred by regulators, delayed until Q1 2022
The acquisition of chip manufacturer Xilinx by AMD will be completed in the first quarter of 2022. Its realization has been delayed by a lack of approval from various competition regulators.
According to AMD, the 31 billion euro acquisition of Xilinx is delayed. Though AMD initially hoped to rea... Read more
Xilinx to acquire Silexica while concluding its acquisition by AMD
One of the biggest makers of programmable chips in the world, Xilinx, has announced a new deal to acquire Silexica, a company that specializes in C/C++ programming and provides an analysis tool. Xilinx is in the middle of acquisition itself, as it is being bought by AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) for... 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
“U.S. chip suppliers are protesting against ban on Huawei.
American chip manufacturers, including Qualcomm, Xilinx and Intel, would quietly put pressure on the American government to relax the ban on selling to the Chinese manufacturer. That's what sources who are familiar with the situation against Reuters say.
Huawei was blacklisted in the US in May, so ... Read more