AMD may buy Xilinx

Intel purchased Altera some time ago, and now it looks like AMD is looking to buy Xilinx. Xilinx and Altera are likely the two largest FPGA companies, and Intel and AMD likewise hold those positions in the desktop/server markets.

Why are these CPU companies interested in FPGAs? Is it machine learning supercomputers in data-centers? It seems that is where the growth is these days for high end CPUs.

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yeah I think its because of market demanding specific chips instead of general CPUs. But I am not sure what Altera acquisition has resulted in yet.