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10 Hottest Semiconductor Companies To Watch In 2021
A look at some of the hottest chip startups and semiconductor giants in 2021 that are making big, bold moves and shaping the future of IT and beyond.
Xilinx is forging a new path for adaptable and intelligent computing with its field-programmable gate arrays, which are being used for new kinds of accelerators and network cards that compete with products from Nvidia, Intel and beyond. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company recently revealed the new 100-gigabit Alveo SN1000, the “industry’s first” composable SmartNIC that can accelerate a variety of storage, network and security workloads typically handled by the CPU. The company also recently launched the Smart World platform, which it said can provide the “industry’s lowest” total cost of ownership for AI video analytics applications using Xilinx’s Alveo accelerators. The company is in the process of being acquired by AMD for $35 billion.