Intel: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Intel may finally be jumping aboard the ARM chip manufacturing business as the company announced today that it will soon build chips based on ARM technology. Intel will be creating the Stratix 10 SoC which will incorporate a high-performance quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor. The quad-core chip will be part of a semiconductor device called a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) that…

 

Intel may finally be jumping aboard the ARM chip manufacturing business as the company announced today that it will soon build chips based on ARM technology.

Intel will be creating the Stratix 10 SoC which will incorporate a high-performance quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor. The quad-core chip will be part of a semiconductor device called a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) that is targeted towards high-end networking and communication equipment. This means that Intel won’t be competing in the smartphone and tablet market, yet. For the mobile market, Intel is still placing its bets on its Clover Trail chip.

What’s interesting though is that this move by Intel may pave the way for the company to venture into mobile in the future, which would be good news for other brands such as Apple that have been very dependent on a number of SoC manufacturers that use the ARM architecture such as Samsung or TSMC.

Nevertheless, it would be quite interesting how Intel’s decision to adopt ARM architecture will affect the market especially that of mobile. 

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