Intel buys FPGA developer Omnitek

April 18, 2019 //By Peter Clarke
Intel buys FPGA developer Omnitek
Chip maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has acquired Omnitek Ltd. (Basingstoke, England), a develop of video and vision systems based on programmable FPGAs and SoCs, for an undisclosed amount of money.

Intel is a maker of Altera FPGAs. Omnitek was founded in 1998 and has less than 51 employees, according to its LinkedIn page.

Omnitek's technology enables vision and artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing capabilities on FPGAs across a range of markets. Including video conferencing, medical vision and homeland security.

"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," said Dan McNamara, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the programmable solutions group, in a statement issued by Intel.

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