With the announcement that the company became profitable in Q1 2017, that year-to-year growth will exceed 700%, and that 2017 revenues will pass the $100 million mark, Achronix has successfully made the challenging transition from speculative FPGA startup to viable, self-sustaining company. This alone is a remarkable achievement, in the wake of numerous well-managed enterprises that tried and failed to reach that same elusive milestone. The road to “profitable FPGA company” is littered … Read More → "Achronix Leaps Forward"
“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain
Friends, engineers, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come not to bury Itanium, but to praise it.
In case you missed the news – and it was easy to miss – Intel quietly pulled the sheet over the still-warm corpse of Itanium, the company’s fabulously … Read More → "Intel Pulls the Plug on Itanium"
In this week’s Fish Fry, we’re diving deep into the world of neural networks. Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss the future of implementation of neural networks in embedded systems and how the constantly evolving market of neural networking is driving the need for specialized DSP technology. Also this week, we take a closer look at a … Read More → "Neural Networks and You"
Get ready my friends. We’re heading into the middle of the desert, we’re diving to the bottom of the sea, and we’re even going all the way into space. Why? Because we can. Because we have the right enclosure for our next electronic design. A lot of you out there are developing designs that need to go into the harshest of environments, … Read More → "99 Problems but IO Ain’t One"
“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.” — Donald Knuth
Q: When is a cache not a cache?
A: When it’s a Memory Request Optimizer.
If that sounds tautological (aren’t all caches memory-request optimizers?), then you haven’t talked to Performance-IP, a small startup in the Boston area. P-IP has a Read More → "The Persistence of Memory"
“The more storage you have, the more stuff you accumulate.” — Alexis Stewart
Something seems very wrong about this whole idea.
There I was, minding my own business, reading about new web services, and it was all about data containers, docking, network interfaces, transport, routing, and other sorts of esoteric new technologies. And then it mentioned that the “data container” was 45 feet long and … Read More → "What’s the Bandwidth of a FedEx Truck?"