Peter Clarke, EETimes
10/4/2012 7:10 PM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Fabless FPGA vendor Achronix Semiconductor Corp. has jumped into the SoC market by offering to license its FPGA technology to chip companies.
Achronix (Santa Clara, Calif.) will continue to market high-performance 22-nm FPGAs built by Intel Corp. on a foundry basis. But, in an effort to get into higher volume markets like mobile and consumer applications, Achronix will also license its FPGA fabric to serve as an insurance policy for SoC chip makers against a change in a standard or the need for a respin of the silicon, said John Lofton Holt, Achronix founder and chairman.
Holt announced the addition of licensing to Achronix' business model to industry executives gathered here Thursday (Oct. 4) at the International Electronics Forum organized by Future Horizons.
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