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Intel acquires Omnitek

Intel is aiming to strengthen its FPGA IP video offering

Intel has announced it has acquired video system design company Omnitek as it looks to strengthen its FPGA IP video offering.

Omnitek’s technology enables customised high-performance vision and artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing capabilities on FPGAs for customers across a range of markets.

Financial details of the deal have not been revealed.

With the acquisition of Omnitek, Intel said it will be able to develop delivery of optimised and highly efficient solutions that improve time-to-market for both new and existing FPGA customers.

Intel’s senior vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group, Dan McNamara said: “Omnitek’s technology is a great complement to our FPGA business. Their deep, system-level FPGA expertise and high-performance video and vision related technology have made them a trusted partner for many of our most important customers.”

Omnitek CEO Roger Fawcett added: “From data centres to devices, compute-intensive applications like 8K video and artificial intelligence require a multitude of innovative compute engines. FPGA devices play an increasingly critical role, often complementing other processing architectures, and Intel is at the centre of this revolution.”