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Primeur weekly 2019-04-23

Quantum computing

Quantum computing start-up Zapata Computing raises $21 million in Series A financing ...

World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams ...

Improving quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC STEM Student Day now open for sign-up ...

Dr. Debora Sijacki wins the 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Japan-based Core Micro Systems becomes a Bright Advanced Reseller ...

2019 DOE Performance Portability Meeting breaks new ground ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the first quarter of 2019 ...

Intel acquires Omnitek and strengthens FPGA video and vision offering ...

Spectra Logic and Arcitecta debut joint genomics data management solution at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo '19 ...

World-class data science server to amplify Clemson's supercomputer ...

Cadence collaborates with TSMC to accelerate 5nm FinFET innovation, enabling next-generation SoC production design ...

Applications

Researchers gather at Ohio Supercomputer Center for spring Statewide Users Group conference ...

Blue Waters user Claire Porter wins NOAA David Johnson Award for ArcticDEM ...

Helping research reach new heights with AI ...

U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE Programme seeks proposals for 2020 ...

AT&T leverages Argonne's climate modeling and infrastructure resilience expertise to benefit Southeastern U.S. ...

Searching for photocathodes that convert CO2 into fuels ...

ECMWF to present second edition of the Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019 ...

HPC supports first black hole image ...

Research using TACC supercomputers studies bioelectric effects of cells to develop new anti-cancer strategies ...

TACC enhances computational reproducibility ...

The Cloud

Creating a cloak for grid data in the Cloud ...

Intel acquires Omnitek and strengthens FPGA video and vision offering


16 Apr 2019 Santa Clara - Intel Corporation has acquired Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions. Omnitek's technology enables customized high-performance vision and artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing capabilities on FPGAs for customers across a range of end markets. Omnitek's IP addresses demanding application requirements in areas such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical vision systems, and more. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Omnitek's technology is a great complement to our FPGA business. Their deep, system-level FPGA expertise and high performance video and vision related technology have made them a trusted partner for many of our most important customers. Together, we will deliver leading FPGA solutions for video, vision and AI inferencing applications on Intel FPGAs and speed time-to-market for our existing customers while winning new ones", stated Dan McNamara, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group.

Based in Basingstoke, England, Omnitek was founded in 1998 and has developed over 220 FPGA IP cores and accompanying software including performance-leading solutions for WARP, ISP processing and video connectivity that significantly improve time-to-market for customers. It has also enabled new customers without FPGA expertise to realize customized, integrated and highly efficient solutions on FPGAs. In addition, Omnitek has utilized its signal processing expertise to develop IP solutions that deliver FPGA-market leading performance in AI inferencing.

"From data centers to devices, compute-intensive applications like 8K video and artificial intelligence require a multitude of innovative compute engines. FPGA devices play an increasingly critical role, often complementing other processing architectures, and Intel is at the center of this revolution", stated Roger Fawcett, CEO of Omnitek. "Omnitek is excited and extremely proud to bring our intellectual property and engineers to join the talented team in Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group."

Intel is transforming to compete for an expanded, $300 billion-plus market opportunity for silicon, driven by demand for solutions to better manage and extract business value from the explosive growth of data. The market for programmable solutions represents an estimated $8 billion of that opportunity. Many of Intel's Cloud service providers, enterprise and embedded customers utilize FPGAs in video and visual-related applications. With Omnitek, Intel can deliver optimized and highly efficient solutions that improve time-to-market for existing FPGA customers and win new ones in the rapidly expanding opportunity for FPGA-based vision applications.
Source: Intel

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-04-23

Quantum computing

Quantum computing start-up Zapata Computing raises $21 million in Series A financing ...

World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams ...

Improving quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC STEM Student Day now open for sign-up ...

Dr. Debora Sijacki wins the 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Japan-based Core Micro Systems becomes a Bright Advanced Reseller ...

2019 DOE Performance Portability Meeting breaks new ground ...

Hardware

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the first quarter of 2019 ...

Intel acquires Omnitek and strengthens FPGA video and vision offering ...

Spectra Logic and Arcitecta debut joint genomics data management solution at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo '19 ...

World-class data science server to amplify Clemson's supercomputer ...

Cadence collaborates with TSMC to accelerate 5nm FinFET innovation, enabling next-generation SoC production design ...

Applications

Researchers gather at Ohio Supercomputer Center for spring Statewide Users Group conference ...

Blue Waters user Claire Porter wins NOAA David Johnson Award for ArcticDEM ...

Helping research reach new heights with AI ...

U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE Programme seeks proposals for 2020 ...

AT&T leverages Argonne's climate modeling and infrastructure resilience expertise to benefit Southeastern U.S. ...

Searching for photocathodes that convert CO2 into fuels ...

ECMWF to present second edition of the Summer of Weather Code (ESoWC) 2019 ...

HPC supports first black hole image ...

Research using TACC supercomputers studies bioelectric effects of cells to develop new anti-cancer strategies ...

TACC enhances computational reproducibility ...

The Cloud

Creating a cloak for grid data in the Cloud ...