Intel to Accelerate Altera
SAN FRANCISCO – Intel’s chief executive pledged to support of the former Altera’s base business including use of ARM cores and long product lead times at the first event of the merged x86 and FPGA makers. In a Q&A session he also provided some insights on the company’s acceleration strategy in light of its recent acquisition of startup Nervana.
“More than 50% of value if the [$16 billion Altera] acquisition was actually tied to growing Altera at a faster rate than it was growing,” said Brian Krzanich in the first ISDF event here.
As an example, Krzanich pledged to ship before the end of the year Altera’s flagship, the Stratix 10 FPGAs. It will wear the Intel brand and use both Intel’s 14nm process technology and be the first chip to use its embedded multi-die interconnect packaging technology.