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Add UK to Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Snags

On the heels of potential regulatory problems in China and Europe for Nvidia’s planned Arm acquisition, another press report, from Bloomberg, states that UK regulators are considering blocking the $40 billion takeover on the grounds of national security risks. It’s not known what those risks may be, but the Bloomberg story said a report by the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority “contains worrying implications for national security, with the country now leaning towards blocking the deal,” according to an article in Data Centre Dynamics.

Xilinx Announces FPGA EDA Tools with ML

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today introduced Vivado ML Editions, which the company said is the industry’s first FPGA EDA tool suite based on machine-learning (ML) optimization algorithms, as well as team-based design flows, intended to deliver design time and cost savings. Vivado ML Editions delivers 5x faster compile time and breakthrough quality of results (QoR) […]

Xilinx Acquires Programming Tools Vendor Silexica

SAN JOSE, June 10, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the adaptive computing company, today announced that it has acquired Silexica, a privately-held provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools. Silexica’s SLX FPGA tool suite empowers developers with an unparalleled development experience building applications on FPGAs and Adaptive SoCs. This technology will become integrated with […]

Xilinx Claims Highest AI Performance-per-Watt for Edge Compute

SAN JOSE, June 9, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the adaptive computing company, today introduced the Versal AI Edge series, designed to enable AI innovation from the edge to the endpoint. With 4X the AI performance-per-watt versus GPUs[1] and 10X greater compute density versus previous-generation adaptive SoCs, the Versal AI Edge series is the […]

Pinnacle Imaging Systems Announces Denali 3.0 Soft ISP & HDR Sensor Module for Xilinx Kria SOM Platform and Vision AI Starter Kit

San Francisco – April 20, 2021 – Today, Pinnacle Imaging Systems, a developer of Image Signal Processors (ISP) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video solutions, announced it will offer its proprietary Denali 3.0 HDR ISP along with a new HDR sensor module for the just-launched Xilinx Kria K26 SOM and KV260 Vision AI Starter Kit. The new KV260 Vision AI […]

Xilinx Announces Shipments of 7nm Versal AI Core and Versal Prime Series Devices

SAN JOSE, April 27, 2021 – Adaptive computing company Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its Versal AI Core and Versal Prime series devices are now shipping to customers in full production volumes. Additionally, the third series in the Versal portfolio, Versal Premium, has now shipped to tier-one customers through the company’s early access program. Versal is the […]

Xilinx Launches Kria System-on-Modules for Edge AI

SAN JOSE, April 20, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today introduced the Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), production-ready small form factor  embedded boards that enable deployment in edge-based applications. Coupled with a software stack and pre-built applications, Xilinx said Kria adaptive SOMs are a new method of bringing adaptive computing to AI and […]

Xilinx Alveo Platform for Networking and AI Video Analytics

SAN JOSE, Feb. 23, 2021 – Addressing the demands of the modern data center, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a range of new data center products and solutions, including a new family of Alveo SmartNICs, Smart World AI video analytics applications, an accelerated algorithmic trading reference design for sub-microsecond trading, and the Xilinx App […]

Xilinx in 5G Partnership with Fujitsu

FPGA chip maker Xilinx, whose acquisition by AMD was announced last October, and Fujitsu, developer along with Japan’s RIKEN Center for Computational Science of Fugaku, the world’s no. 1 supercomputer, today announced plans to collaborate on 5G development in the U.S. Xilinx said it is supplying its UltraScale+ technology to Fujitsu for its O-RAN 5G […]

Xilinx Announces Winners of its First Adaptive Computing Challenge Developer Contest

In summer 2020, Xilinx announced the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, teaming with Hackster.io to challenge independent developers to create applications using the Vitis Unified Software Platform and Vitis AI on select Xilinx hardware platforms. The contestants were challenged to solve real word problems in innovative ways. Participants competed in three categories: Intelligent Video Analytics using the […]