Pictured are Sitaram Lanka and Derek Chiou, two of Microsoft’s leading engineers. Microsoft has a certain affinity for FPGA. In 2011, the company started an experiment to determine the feasibility of using FPGA to power all of Microsoft’s flagship services. The experiment, nicknamed Project Catapult, was a success. This meant that FPGA became an integral […]Read more "Microsoft uses FPGA to speed up Bing and Azure"
Samsung has officially ended production of the Galaxy Note 7. The latest flagship phone from Samsung was unveiled to meet and challenge Apple’s iPhone 7. Things quickly backfired when phones all over the world started to catch fire and explode, leaving behind nothing but an incinerated mess. So what happened? Why were these phones exploding? […]Read more "Why is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Catching Fire?"
In a blog post, Intel’s Dan McNamara stated the first Stratix 10 sampling have been sent to a few select customers. Stratix 10 FPGA holds a revolutionary new architecture termed as Hyperflex and is targeted towards high-end computing and data-intensive applications. The ideal end-products include networking centers, data centers, and any devices connected to the […]Read more "Intel begins sampling the 14nm Stratix 10"
Instead of competing with the two major players in the FPGA market, Altera and Xilinx, FPGA manufacturer, Lattice Semiconductor, is carving out its own path. Lattice Semiconductor is targeting the growing market for consumer electronics. By specializing in cheap FPGA, which can be used in smartphone, tablets, and PCs, Lattice is looking to make a […]Read more "Lattice FPGA used in Apple’s iPhone 7"