nilrods Posted July 1, 2015 Report Share Posted July 1, 2015 As I am sure some of you have heard Altera has finally agreed to be bought out by Intel. With all the drama that was going on earlier in the year between the two I have to admit I am surprised it went through. What are the thoughts on how this will impact the FPGA landscape? I would think since probably 90+% of pc run Intel processors if they start coupling FPGA's with the processors for specific application acceleration in commodity processors that could really change things. I know there was talk of a Xeon FPGA chip a couple years ago but I never heard it was actually for sale. But if it makes it to the average user or even mid-range processors that could really be big. Think of a Zedboard on steroids... Will this purchase help Altera to become a larger player in the market than Xilinx? Or will Intel owning them just cause Altera issues? Or is it just a matter of time before another chip maker buys Xilinx? Anyway just thought I would see what others thought the impact of this could be. Thanks,Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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