Intel announced that it is acquiring custom chipmaker eASIC to gain into market segments like 4G and 5G wireless, networking and IoT via eASIC's structured ASICs offering.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, eASIC develops FPGA-like design tools to roll out structured ASICs, an intermediary between a full FPGA and a full ASIC that allow for a quick roll out time and cheaper production cost. eASIC’s technology and team, around 120 employees will become a part of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group (PSG).
"This combination brings together the best-in-class technologies from both companies to provide customers with more choice, faster time-to-market and lower development costs. Specifically, having a structured ASICs offering will help us better address high-performance and power-constrained applications that we see many of our customers challenged with in market segments like 4G and 5G wireless, networking and IoT. We can also provide a low-cost, automated conversion process from FPGAs (including competing FPGAs) to structured ASICs", says Intel.