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Intel Purchases FPGA Company Altera For $16.7 Billion

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For its final move in 2015, Intel bought out Altera in an all-cash purchase of approximately $16.7 billion


http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel- ... 30830.html

For all of you whom like FPGA to make legacy chips, you've all been assimilated.

And it will no longer be called "Altera":

"..it will be part of Intel's business group under the new brand called the Programmable Solutions Group (PSG),"

-Ibid.


Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:39 pm
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Does that mean I won't be able to download that CPLD programming software I still need?


Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:49 am

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From what I have read, nothing will change much. Tools stay the same, those Altera FPGAs with integrated ARM cores will continue to come with ARM cores and not suddenly Atom cores, and so on. So I wouldn't worry too much. Intel actually has a much better track record for openness wrt. drivers and specifications than Altera.


Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:24 am

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Bear in mind that Xilinx and Lattice are still in business too.


Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:07 am
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Tor wrote:
From what I have read, nothing will change much. Tools stay the same, those Altera FPGAs with integrated ARM cores will continue to come with ARM cores and not suddenly Atom cores, and so on. So I wouldn't worry too much. Intel actually has a much better track record for openness wrt. drivers and specifications than Altera.


Okay, good. Honestly though, I wouldn't mind an FPGA with an Atom core. I've always wanted to work with an Atom processor.

BigEd wrote:
Bear in mind that Xilinx and Lattice are still in business too.


I know. It's just that for my Billy project, I'm using an Altera CPLD. I have it ready to be installed.


Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:40 pm
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