Intel combines x86 and FPGA

Intel is working on creating a hybrid processor technologiesthat combine traditional x86 cores and matrix FPGA. The firsthybrid Xeon processors will appear in early 2016. Meanwhile, Intel completed the process of absorbing itspartner in FPGA technology - the company Altera. Recently,Chinese Ministry of Commerce approved the transaction.
Altera Intel absorbs the amount of 16.7 bln. Dollars, or $ 54 per share.Altera will become one of the business divisions of Intel, but the company will not change its current plans to releasematrices of programmable logic (FPGA).A number of large customers Intel's expected arrival on the market of the first hybrid processors of the x86 cores and FPGA matrices incl. cloud service providers and owners ofdata centers like Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoftand Rackspace.