Some of Intels foundry partners are already suppliers for CSCO - CSCO=ASIC - just matter of time....
"Today's FPGAs such as the Xilinx Virtex-7 or the Altera Stratix 5 rival ASIC and ASSP solutions providing significantly reduced power, increased speed, lower ..."
So because Ashraf Eassa found an ad for a Cisco Engineer at Intel, that means Cisco deal is "confirmed". Can you say misleading, manipulative and down right disgusting? I especially like the comment from the one guy that was an ASIC's person at Cisco that said this was nonsense.
I agree that it's not confirmed but you have to admit this is a smoking gun. The way that I look at it, Intel has a lot of capacity to sell, and big sales will happen. Ashraf's math just shows what types of numbers we're to expect from Intel in the future.