IP and Services to Accelerate Speedster®7t FPGA Designs
Santa Clara, Calif., March 2, 2021 – Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, and Mobiveil, a fast‐growing technology company specializing in development of silicon intellectual property (SIP), platforms and solutions for storage, networking, AI and enterprise markets, announced today a partnership to offer Mobiveil’s soft IP portfolio to designers targeting Achronix devices.
As the only independent, high-end FPGA semiconductor company that offers both high-end standalone FPGAs and eFPGA IP technology, Achronix is uniquely positioned to address the needs of high-performance applications that require programmable hardware accelerators. Demand for FPGA-based data accelerators is driven by the rapid expansion of high-growth markets, including AI, Cloud, 5G, and ADAS. Achronix’s product portfolio targets the nearly $10 billion data acceleration market, which is expected to have double-digit CAGR through 2025. (Data according to Semico Research)
Achronix’s data acceleration solutions provide optimal performance per watt compared to CPU- and GPU-based solutions with the additional benefits of hardware flexibility to support changing acceleration workloads. As compute performance requirements are now doubling in as little as every three to four months, the need for dedicated FPGA-based hardware accelerators is growing rapidly.
“Through our partnership with Mobiveil, we enable customers to significantly accelerate their FPGA development by offering proven interconnect solutions for storage, networking and compute applications.” said Steve Mensor, VP of Sales and Marketing at Achronix. “In addition, Mobiveil design services expertise gives customers access to experts who can create customized solutions optimized for Achronix FPGAs.”
Mobiveil leverages decades of experience in delivering high‐quality, production‐proven, high-speed serial interconnect SIP cores, and custom and standard form-factor hardware boards to leading customers worldwide. Mobiveil recently announced availability of CXL 2.0 Design IP (COMPEX) for data center applications. For the PCI Express-based flash storage market, Mobiveil developed an FPGA-based NVMe SSD platform comprised of PCI Express Gen5 Controller (GPEX), NVM Express Controller (UNEX), Universal Memory Controller (UMMC), Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoder/Decoder and Flash Memory Controller (ONFI/Toggle).
“We see tremendous potential from our partnership with Achronix to accelerate product development for our mutual customers,” said Ravi Thummarukudy, CEO of Mobiveil. “Mobiveil’s FPGA-based applications platforms for CXL, SSD and AI applications can easily jumpstart customer’s product development. Furthermore, our product engineering services comprising of FPGA design, board/system design and software development can augment customers’ engineering teams in a cost-effective manner.”
About Mobiveil, Inc.
Mobiveil is a fast‐growing technology company that specializes in development of silicon intellectual property (SIP), platforms and solutions for networking, storage and enterprise markets. The Mobiveil team leverages decades of experience to deliver high‐quality, production‐proven, high-speed serial interconnect SIP cores, and custom and standard form-factor hardware boards to leading companies worldwide. Mobiveil is headquartered in Silicon Valley with engineering development centers located in Milpitas, Calif., Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, India, and sales offices and representatives located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.
About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-end FPGA-based data acceleration solutions, designed to address high-performance, compute-intensive and real-time processing applications. Achronix FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use accelerator cards targeting AI, machine learning, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are fully supported by a complete and optimized range of Achronix software tools, which enable customers to quickly develop their own custom applications.
Achronix has a global footprint, with sales and design teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia. In January 2021, Achronix entered into a definitive merger agreement with ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ACEV) in a transaction that would result in Achronix being listed on Nasdaq. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
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