Intel buys FPGA IP solutions firm Omnitek

Intel announced the acquisition of Omnitek, a provider of optimized video and vision FPGA IP solutions.
IntelOmnitek’s technology enables customized high-performance vision and artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing capabilities on FPGAs for customers. Omnitek’s IP addresses demanding application requirements in areas such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical vision systems, and more.

“Omnitek’s FPGA expertise and high performance video and vision related technology have made them a trusted partner for many of our most important customers,” Dan McNamara, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group, said in a statement.

Based in Basingstoke, England, Omnitek was founded in 1998 and has developed over 220 FPGA IP cores and accompanying software including performance-leading solutions for WARP, ISP processing and video connectivity that significantly improve time-to-market for customers.

It has enabled new customers without FPGA expertise to realize customized, integrated and highly efficient solutions on FPGAs. In addition, Omnitek has utilized its signal processing expertise to develop IP solutions that deliver better performance in AI inferencing.

Many of Intel’s cloud service providers, enterprise and embedded customers utilize FPGAs in video and visual-related applications. Intel will use Omnitek to deliver optimized solutions that improve time-to-market for existing FPGA customers and win new ones.