Achronix Wins Innovation Challenge Award for "Best Chip Product" at ARM TechCon

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - November 03, 2016) - Achronix today announced that its Speedcore™ eFPGA IP was selected as the "Best Chip Product" at ARM TechCon. A panel of judges from Design News and ARM selected the most innovative exhibitor product in four categories: Best Chip Product, Best IoT Product, Best Software Product, and Best System and then determined the best product in each category.

Achronix received the Best Chip Product award during the October 26th afternoon keynote session at ARM TechCon at the Santa Clara Convention center. Criteria for selection of the Innovation Challenge awards included:

  • Exceptional innovation on the ARM architecture with features that help advance user productivity or product functionality
  • Exceptional innovation in such factors as ease-of-use, environmental efficiencies, cost-savings.

"It's an honor to receive industry recognition of our Speedcore eFPGA product," said Steve Mensor, Vice President of Marketing, Achronix Semiconductor. "Four years ago, Achronix began talking to companies about delivering our FPGA technology for integration in their SoCs. Through those discussions it become clear to us that our FPGA IP would be used for accelerators in critical technology for companies developing data center, software defined networks and 5G cellular infrastructure products. Since announcing Speedcore in October and recently winning the ARM TechCon Best Chip Product award, new customer interest has exploded."

About Speedcore

Speedcore is FPGA technology that is delivered to customers as IP for integration directly into their SoCs. Compute and communications companies require coherent accelerators to increase the performance of their systems to address the exponential data growth associated with the Internet, cloud compute and IoT. A Speedcore embedded FPGA accelerator connected directly to the SoC bus structure eliminates latency and coherency challenges that exist with standalone GPU or FPGA products.

Speedcore Benefits

Speedcore power consumption is 50% less than standalone FPGAs as a result of eliminating IO structures and SerDes required to move data from a separate device to the SoC. Additionally Speedcore delivers 10x higher interface bandwidth and dramatically reduces system costs by eliminating the standalone FPGA and the costs associated with the standalone FPGA including:

  • Reduced PCB layer count required for the FPGA BGA package escape routing.
  • Eliminates the need for all support components around the FPGA including power regulators, clock generators, level shifters, passive components and FPGA cooling.
  • Improves system reliability yields as a result of integrating the FPGA technology directly into the SoC die.

About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix is a privately held, fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California. The Company developed its FPGA technology which is the basis of the Speedster22i FPGAs and Speedcore eFPGA technology. All Achronix FPGA products are supported by its ACE design tools that include integrated support for Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) Synplify Pro. The company has sales offices and representatives in the United States, Europe, and China, and has a research and design office in Bangalore, India. Find out more at

Achronix and Speedster are registered trademarks and Speedcore is a trademark of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation.

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Steve Mensor 
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation 

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