I did a double-take last week when Micron Technology, one of the world’s largest memory chip makers, acquired artificial intelligence hardware and software startup Fwdnxt. The move could be very interesting. If it bears fruit, Fwdnxt could bring Micron into direct competition with partners such as Intel and Nvidia, as Micron believes that memory and AI computing are converging into the same architecture. But it’s no accident that one of the people at Micron in charge of this project is Steve Pawlowski, a former Intel chip architect who holds dozens of patents. Pawlowski is now vice president of advanced computing solutions at Micron.
Read the interview with Micron Technology VP Steve Pawlowski about the recent acquisition of AI startup FWDNXT and why the memory chipmaker is moving into AI processing on Venture Beat.