Understanding Why Altera Chips Have Gone Mainstream

Altera Chips

Over the last two decades, Intel has established itself as the leading processor maker, acquiring smaller manufacturers while allowing a few suppliers of alternative architectures to remain afloat. Only five years ago, the goal of Intel seemed clear: remain as dominant as ever by increasing their presence in the networking space with their Atom and Xeon CPUs. But the PC and server chip made a disruptive news in 2015 when they announced their $16.7-billion acquisition of Altera, a manufacturer of field programmable gate arrays. The rumors started back in 2013…

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