Intel to start making 64-bit ARM processors in 2014
Intel sent shockwaves in the tech industry when its partner Altera revealed that the world’s largest semiconductor company would start fabricating its own 64-bit ARM chipsets in 2014. Intel has been lagging behind in the smartphone and tablet space against competition from chipsets made by Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung and others that have been built keeping the space and power constraints of mobile products.
But that’s not all, as Forbes reports that Intel will not only fabricate its own chipsets but will also offer the capacity of its world-class fabs to others, who are willing to pay a premium. Companies like Qualcomm and Nvidia design chipsets but don’t have their own fabrication facilities. Apple, which currently has Samsung to manufacture its custom chipsets could also be a potential client.