Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance and high-density standalone FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions in high-volume production. Achronix's FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use PCIe accelerator cards targeting AI, ML, networking and data center applications. All of Achronix's products are supported by best-in-class EDA software tools.
History and Market Leadership
Achronix is a privately held semiconductor company that was founded in 2004 and has a long history of delivering innovative FPGA products and supporting software tools.
In 2013, Achronix delivered the industry’s most advanced FPGAs with the introduction of Speedster®22i FPGA family with embedded system-level IP for high-performance wireline applications. The Speedster22i family was the first application-specific FPGAs that enabled new, innovative, and high-performance programmable designs. Speedster22i FPGAs have been in high-volume production since 2015.
In 2016, Achronix started shipping Speedcore™ embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP to some of the largest technology companies in the world. Speedcore IP is the world's only eFPGA IP solution that is shipping in production in high-volume applications. Speedcore IP is currently available in TSMC 16FF+, TSMC 7nm and TSMC 12FFC technologies. Speedcore IP incorporates the latest technology enhancements such as machine learning processors in addition to customizable amounts of 6-input LUTs, block RAMs along with DSP64 blocks delivering optimized solutions for customer SoC or ASIC solutions.
In 2017, Achronix announced that its revenues grew over 700% year over year and exceeded $100M. Achronix’s exceptional growth was driven primarily by sales of its Speedster22i FPGA family and licensing of its Speedcore embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP products.
In 2019, Achronix announced the revolutionary Speedster7t FPGA product family based on TSMC 7nm FinFET technology — the first FPGA architecture to offer a 2D network-on-chip (NoC) and an array of machine learning processors optimized for AI/ML workloads.
All of Achronix products are supported by Achronix’s robust and proven ACE design tools — a powerful EDA solution that supports synthesis, place and route, timing closure and debug.
- Speedster7t FPGAs - Built on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process, Speedster7t FPGAs feature a revolutionary new 2D network-on-chip (NoC), an array of new machine learning processors (MLPs) optimized for high-bandwidth and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) workloads, high-bandwidth GDDR6 interfaces, 400G Ethernet and PCI Express Gen5 ports — all interconnected to deliver ASIC-level performance while retaining the full programmability of FPGAs.
- VectorPath Accelerator Cards – The VectorPath® S7t-VG6 accelerator card is designed to reduce time to market when developing high-performance compute and acceleration functions for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), networking and data center applications. The card features Achronix’s high-performance Speedster7t AC7t1500 FPGA fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET technology.
- Speedcore Embedded FPGAs – The industry’s only silicon-proven, high-density, high-performance eFPGA IP.