World’s Largest Intel FPGA China Innovation Center

An investment in ecosystem partners to bring cutting-edge, customized, accelerated solutions to drive innovation and growth across data centric markets.

It’s no secret that the pace of innovation is accelerating faster than we’ve ever seen before. A new era of data-centric computing innovation is being driven by not only a massive volume of data being created, but also a revolutionary change of data forms and formats which require end-to-end data processing. No single technology can solve every problem at the same time. From CPU and GPU, to FPGA and ASIC, to neuromorphic computing and quantum computing, Intel is planning future end-to-end computing innovation in a comprehensive way to fully unlock the value of data.

Across many industries in the data-centric world, one of the most constant aspects is change—changing standards, changing product requirements, changing ways of deriving and adding value. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) help customers maximize performance and keep pace with ever-changing workloads and evolving standards. That’s why developers who are tackling the toughest data-centric challenges are adopting Intel FPGAs. Combined with Intel's end-to-end computing technology, FPGAs can unlock the power of data and are being used in fields such as artificial intelligence, cloud service, enterprise, 5G, autonomous driving and visual processing applications.

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The global tech innovation race has shifted into overdrive with the recent opening of Intel’s FPGA Innovation Center, a strategic project jointly launched by my team at Intel, the Programmable Solutions Group, and Intel China. Located in Chongqing, western China’s emerging Silicon Valley, the Innovation Center has been created to help our ecosystem partners in developing cutting-edge customized accelerated solutions to drive innovation and business growth across cloud, communications and embedded markets.

Driving the Next Wave of Tech Innovation
Launched in collaboration with strategic partners including Dell EMC, AW Cloud, Zhi Xin Technology, and Terasic, the Innovation Center serves as an incubation hub for new startups and will help cultivate FPGA talent and application research working with Chinese FPGA research and development professionals from top universities. Housed in over 10,000 square feet of office space, it will also be the launch pad for top industry summits, thought leading training/events/seminars and global innovation competitions.

This is truly an exciting time to be a part of Intel and to be working with FPGAs. The recent announcement of the new 10nm Intel® Agilex™ FPGA family is an important step in the continued investment in technology and ecosystem development, driving innovation across cloud, networking, and the intelligent edge. As markets are transforming, our customers are in a race to drive innovative solutions as fast as possible, which in turn is driving the need for fast time to market and highly customized hardware and software solutions—perfect for FPGA and CPU usage and ecosystem development.

With the launch of our FPGA innovation center in China, Intel is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology to power the world’s most exciting innovations.

Stay tuned for more updates on our progress.

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Dan McNamara

About Dan McNamara

Daniel (Dan) McNamara is corporate vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for executing a strategy to plan, position and support the company’s programmable hardware, IP, and software solutions and power product portfolio. He leads the collaboration with other Intel business groups to ensure the successful utilization of programmable technology in other areas of Intel’s business. He has profit and loss responsibility for PSG, leading a global organization across multiple markets. McNamara joined Intel in December 2015, upon close of Intel’s acquisition of Altera Corporation. He served most recently as vice president and general manager of Altera’s Embedded Division leading the teams responsible for programmable technologies for industrial, test and medical, broadcasting, automotive, power, military and broad base market segments. McNamara has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. In addition to various leadership roles during his 11 years with Altera, McNamara served as director of Sales at StargGen Inc. and as a co-founder and vice president of startup Semitech Solutions Inc. He began his career as a radar systems engineer at Raytheon Corp. in Massachusetts. McNamara received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.