But there are opportunities, Brookwood said. For example, Intel wants to integrate FPGAs in some Xeon server chips for specific applications that may be slow on general-purpose CPUs.
Tate also has some experience licensing technology to customers, though his tenure at Rambus had its share of ups and downs with respect to technology development and licensing, Brookwood said.
Tate wasn't ready to announce customers. But Flex Logix next month is expecting to receive its first test EFLX chip, which will be checked to ensure it meets performance and power specifications.
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