Unfortunately, I missed this event since I was in China. Fortunately, Manoj Roge VP Strategic Planning and Business Development at Achronix participated and did a nice write-up. Manoj has more than 20 years of experience in the programable business with Cypress Semiconductor, Xilinx, Altera, and now Achronix so you should definitely take a look. There is a blog HERE that includes a section on “Is There a Room for Another FPGA Vendor?” which is a great question of course given the history of FPGAs.
The NEXT FPGA PLATFORM event itself was a gathering of FPGA leaders discussing application acceleration. Here is the abstract of the event. Spoiler Alert it is quite long. It also lists the speakers and sponsors which includes Intel, Xilinx, and Achronix amongst others. Here are the speakers:
Nicole Hemsoth, Timothy Prickett Morgan, Ivo Bolsens, Doug Burger, Paul Chow, John Lockwood, Art Sedighi, Stephen Bates, Steve Hebert, Manoj Roge, Pushpdeep Rajput, Romine Roane, Naif Tarafdar, Antonio Tumeo, Lakecia Gunter, Permal Buch, Chris Kachris, and Kirk Saban.
If you are interested there are more than three hours of video of the event posted on YouTube:
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: The Three Eras Of Programmable Logic
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: 30+ Years in FPGAs, Context with Reuven Weintraub
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Power to the FPGA
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: FPGAs as a Pervasive Presence in the Datacenter
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Hardware Innovations Panel
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Reconfigurable Cloud Options and Trends
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Software Innovations Panel
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Xilinx’s Ramine Roane
Keynote from The Next FPGA Platform: Ivo Bolsens, CTO, Xilnix
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Ivo Bolsens, CTO, Xilinx (Q&A)
Live from The Next FPGA Platform: Covering All The Compute Bases In A Heterogeneous Datacenter
Live From the Next FPGA Platform: FPGAs in the Heterogeneous Datacenter (Q&A)
About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a privately held, fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, datacenter and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products. The company has sales offices and representatives in the United States, Europe, and China, and has a research and design office in Bangalore, India. www.achronix.com.