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Intel strikes deal to make ARM-based chipsets in its Custom Foundry

Submitted by TNW News on August 16, 2016 - 6:38pm


Intel and ARM have struck a deal that will see the best of both worlds merged in a single manufacturing process at Intel’s Custom Foundry. ARM’s Artisan IP can now be blended with Intel’s incredibly tiny 10nm process to achieve” best-in-class PPA (power, performance, area)” chipsets. Custom Foundry is described as a “turnkey” method for customers like LG to design chipsets for specific devices. This means that Intel will be building chipsets with ARM technology, striking a unique balance between desktop and mobile. The company has all but abandoned its mobile efforts, conceding defeat to ARM-based chipsets like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon…

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