Intel & Altera to Build Next-Generation FPGAs on Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate Technology
Products are targeted at ultra high-performance systems such as military, wireline communications and cloud networking.
Intel has announced that it has reached an agreement with PLD (Programmable logic device) manufacturer Altera to product FPGAs (Field-programmable gate array) on Intel's 14 nm tri-gate transistor technology. According to the announcement, these next generation products will enable breakthrough levels of performance and power efficiencies not otherwise possible and further the company's ability to deliver on the promise of silicon convergence by delivering a more flexible and economical alternative to traditional ASICs and ASSP.
Furthermore, Brian Krzanich, Intel's Chief Operating Officer stated that "We look forward to collaborating with Altera on manufacturing leading-edge FPGAs, leveraging Intel's leadership in process technology and Next-generation products from Altera require the highest performance and most power-efficient technology available, and Intel is well positioned to provide the most advanced offerings."