Intel buys FPGA provider Omnitek

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Intel on Tuesday announced that it’s acquiring Omnitek, makers of a programmable chip design for visual processing. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

FPGAs, or field-programmable gate array (FPGA) fabric, is an integrated circuit that can be further configured after manufacturing. Basingstoke, England-based Omnitek has over 220 FPGA IP cores and accompanying software. Intel plans to merge the technology, plus Omnitek’s 40 employees, into its Programmable Solutions Group.

Omnitek’s IP is used in applications with heavy visual processing requirements, such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical vision systems, and more. Omnitek has also developed IP solutions for use in AI inferencing. Intel said many of cloud service providers, enterprise and embedded customers rely


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