Achronix's Tom Spencer to Present How to Reduce Speech Transcription Costs by 90% at Conversational Interaction Conference

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Santa Clara, Calif., March 30, 2022Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, announces Senior Product Marketing Manager Tom Spencer will present a paper and participate on an executive keynote panel at the Conversational Interaction Conference (CI Conference), an in-person event devoted to the best practices and use cases in Conversational AI.


In its first year, the CI Conference features presentations from companies providing portals, tools, and platforms that allow rapid deployment of conversational systems. Find the program here.

Tuesday, April 12 – 9:00-9:55 AM – PDT
Keynote Panel: What's the Status of Conversational Technology Today and Where are We Heading?

Moderator: William Meisel, Executive Director, AVIOS, and President, TMA Associates


  • Tom Spencer, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Achronix
  • Raj Tumuluri, Founder and CEO,
  • Igor Joblokov, CEO and Founder of Pryon
  • Natalie Rutgers, Head of Product, Deepgram

Wednesday, April 13 – 3:00-3:40 pm - PDT
Session: Speech Recognition Technology: Speech to Text

Presentation: “Reduce Your Speech Transcription Costs by 90%”

Tom Spencer, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Achronix

Deep neural networks (DNNs), a subset of machine learning (ML), provide a foundation for automating conversational artificial intelligence (CAI) applications. FPGAs provide hardware acceleration enabling high-density and low-latency CAI. Achronix offers an ML-optimized architecture in its Speedster7t family of FPGAs. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of CAI, data center use-cases, describe the traditional compute model and its limitations and show how this FPGA-based ML compute solution from Achronix can lead to 90% cost reductions for speech transcription.

Private Demo Available April 12 - April 15

Achronix is bringing to market a complete FPGA-based automatic speech recognition acceleration platform. A demonstration highlighting the capabilities of this differentiated architecture based on Speedster®7t FPGAs will be made available to qualified customers and partners at Achronix in Santa Clara, April 12-15. To schedule a private demonstration, please contact us.


Conversational IC will take place April 12-13 at the Westin San Jose. Register and find out more.

About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-end FPGA-based data acceleration solutions, designed to address high-performance, compute-intensive and real-time processing applications. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance, high-density standalone FPGAs and licensed eFPGA IP solutions. Achronix Speedster®7t FPGA and Speedcore™ eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use VectorPath® accelerator cards targeting AI, machine learning, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are fully supported by the Achronix Tool Suite which enables customers to quickly develop their own custom applications.

Achronix has a global footprint, with sales and design teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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