Xilinx had a record quarter
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Friday, 01 February 2019 09:45

Xilinx had a record quarter


Things to get better

Xilinx is a company that makes great products and technology but in the past didn’t manage to penetrate the mainstream IT media’s due to the complexity of its products. That is all changing now, the company with its Datacenter, AI, 5G and Automotive aspirations managed to grab a lot of attention and score 34 percent year on year growth.

Chipmaker Xilinx hires Barclays for Mellanox deal
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Deal moving ahead

Xilinx has hired Barclays to advise on a bid to buy Mellanox Technologies after approaching the smaller chipmaker with an offer.

Xilinx announced PCIe Alveo AI accelerator
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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 19:55

Xilinx announced PCIe Alveo AI accelerator


Data center beat Nvidia Volta on latency and inference  

The Xilinx CEO has just introduced a new product category called the Alveo PCIe based hardware accelerator that will challenge machine learning data center compute accelerators. It has dramatically better latency compared to Nvidia or AMD's GPU based solution, it's claimed.

Xilinx codename Everest is Versal
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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:58

Xilinx codename Everest is Versal


Swiss knife for heterogeneous AI, cloud, 5G

The wait is finally over, what Victor Peng the CEO of Xilinx announced as the Everest, will now be branded as the Versal. This is shaping up to look like the Swiss knife of heterogeneous computing, addressing some key markets including AI, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, automotive, and much more.

SK Telecom deploys Xilinx FPGAs for AI
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Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:41

SK Telecom deploys Xilinx FPGAs for AI


5X performance and 16X performance per watt over GPU

SK Telecom is definitely a forward-looking company and will be one of the first companies to trial and start 5G. It is not wasting time when it comes to speech recognition and AI as SK Telecom has announced the first commercial adoption of FPGA accelerators from Xilinx in the AI domain for large-scale data centers in South Korea.

Xilinx acquired DeePhi Tech for AI and ML
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:35

Xilinx acquired DeePhi Tech for AI and ML


Accelerate data center and intelligent edge

Xilinx is getting big on intelligence and adaptive computing and the company just announced that it acquired DeePhi Technology Co., Ltd (DeePhi Tech) company specializes in machine learning, deep compression pruning, and system-level optimization for neural networks. Let’s just sum this up and say that it is good at AI and ML.

Xilinx is number two in car cameras
Published in Transportation
Monday, 25 June 2018 18:04

Xilinx is number two in car cameras


Make driving safe again

Computers made it to cars a long time ago. Assisted driving that most people know from Tesla, started with premium brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi in 2016 and brands like Honda even got it to the masses in 20.000 Euro/USD cars. These cars must have front cameras, and Xilinx is clearly number two there

Xilinx helped AMD with HBM 2
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Friday, 15 June 2018 12:34

Xilinx helped AMD with HBM 2


High bandwidth is the key

There is an interesting story that's very little known about the public cooperation that has happened between AMD and Xilinx about HBM memory.

Xilinx has majority of LiDAR market
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:31

Xilinx has majority of LiDAR market


Essential for Level 4 / 5 self driving

Xilinx is not a name that you associate that much with the automotive industry, but these guys actually play in most of the self driving and other automotive markets.

Xilinx says computing after Moore’s Law is called ACAP
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Adaptive compute acceleration platform

Intel's Gordon Moore came with one of the most prominent rules/"laws" of the semiconductor industry, that the number of transistors on chip would double every 18th month.