Automata Processor Named Best Digital Technology of 2014

By Susan Platt - 2014-11-17

Automata Processor Named Best Digital Technology of 2014

The results are in! Micron’s Automata Processor has been presented with Electronic Design’s Best of 2014 Digital Technology Award. Electronic Design staff editors select winners based on the preeminent technologies, innovations, products, and standards revealed in the past 12 months.

Micron’s Automata Processor (AP) is a programmable silicon device capable of performing very high-speed, comprehensive search and analysis of complex, unstructured data streams. Exploiting the very high and natural level of parallelism found in Micron’s semiconductor devices, the AP is a processing architecture that addresses complex problems in an efficient, manageable method. It is a disruptive technology with the potential to dramatically impact the future of computing in areas such as bioinformatics (high-throughput computational biology), video/image analytics, and network security. Micron has also developed a powerful toolset that enables computer scientists, engineers, and researchers to easily exploit the massive parallelism found the in the AP.

Recent advances with automata processing have opened the doors to the enterprise developer community. Micron recently announced the availability of a software development kit (SDK), which includes a visual development environment, compiler, design rules checker, and simulation tools, designed to enable developers to build, compile, simulate, and debug their own designs using AP technology. More information can be found on the AP developer portal.

“We are thrilled to have received the Best of 2014 Digital Technology Award from Electronic Design. I speak on behalf of the entire development team in expressing our gratitude for receiving this recognition,” said Paul Dlugosch, Micron’s Director of Automata Processing. “Together, the AP and SDK will provide a completely new and innovative means for users to solve some of the most difficult computing challenges they are facing today.”

Susan Platt