Intel has acquired Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions.
Omnitek’s technology enables customized high-performance vision and artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing capabilities on FPGAs. Omnitek’s IP addresses demanding application requirements in areas such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical vision systems, and more. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Based in England, Omnitek was founded in 1998 and has developed over 220 FPGA IP cores and accompanying software including solutions for WARP, ISP processing and video connectivity. In addition, Omnitek has utilized its signal processing know-how to develop IP solutions that deliver leading performance in AI inferencing.
With global PC sales falling and the failure to further shrink its microprocessor architecture in order to compete with ARM-based offerings, Intel has been focusing on bringing silicon solutions designed to better manage and extract business value from data. The market for programmable solutions represents an estimated $8 billion of that opportunity. With Omnitek, Intel hopes it could deliver optimized and more efficient solutions that improve time-to-market for existing FPGA customers and win new ones.