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News Intel to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Jun 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag What's a Dremel?

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    It's nice to see that Intel intends to improve FPGAs but I have a bad feeling they're going to go in a very bad direction with them. Intel is notorious for making things more complicated and powerful than they need to be, i.e. inventing the CISC x86 architecture. Intel is a perfect choice for PC users and generic-purpose servers, and they're really catching up with low-power devices. But I really don't like that they feel the need to get into every single market that involves a processor more powerful than what you'd find in a microwave oven.

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