Fabless semiconductor firm Achronix has made a deal to use Intel's forthcoming 22nm process to manufacture a line of FPGA products. Intel points out the deal will represent just a tiny fraction of their overall capacity, it seems the firm has no plans to compete with foundries like TSMC and Globalfoundries.
With Achronix, we are selectively offering access to our 22 nm fabs. For perspective, this deal would only make up a tiny amount of our overall capacity, significantly less than one percent, and is not currently viewed as financially material to Intel’s earnings. But it’s still an important endeavor for us that we’re committed to deliver on. I can tell you the folks over at Achronix are very excited about the opportunity and the expected performance boosts they will see in their Intel manufactured products. We are too.