Grab an umbrella, because new FPGAs are falling out of the sky all around us!
Sometimes life is a bit like waiting for a bus in London... nothing happens for ages, and then a convoy of the little scamps hove into view all at the same time.
The same thing tends to happen in programmable logic space (where no one can hear you scream). Considering the fact that there are 365 ripe, plump, juicy days this year, who would have "thunk" that Altera and Xilinx would decide that Monday 2 February was the one on which they both simply had to announce their latest offerings:
This copious cornucopia of capriciously cunning components makes one's head spin; but that's now old news (it happened yesterday as I pen these words), so what of the future? Where will programmable logic be heading in one, two, three, or more year's time? Well, I was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes to chat with Moshe Gavrielov, President and CEO of Xilinx [he didn't see me coming and thus he didn't manage to get out of the way fast enough ... doubtless he'll be faster on his feet next time (grin)]:
Me [Max] chatting with Moshe Gavrielov, President and CEO of Xilinx.
2009 New Year Resolution (Goal: Walk 1000 miles at ~3 miles a day)
[A=Actual, C=Current, P=Plan-to-Date, R=Remaining, T=Total]
|Days:|| T=365, C=34, R=331|
|Miles:|| T=1000, P=102.00, A=122.39, Δ=+20.39, R=877.61|
|Note:|| It's soooo cold today... will I or won't I?|
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