Intel will soon begin manufacturing ARM-based smartphone processorsBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 August 2016 | Categories: news
For those not in the know, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF16) is currently underway in San Francisco, California. While IDF16 wraps up tomorrow, a significant announcement was made today that could affect many smartphone manufacturers. Intel has confirmed a new licensing agreement with ARM, which would see them produce ARM-based processors in its factories.
As such, the deal will see Intel produce chipsets built upon ARM's architecture alongside device manufacturers like LG, Qualcomm, Apple and Nvidia. The significance of this, as Recode points out, is that Intel will soon be able to compete more vigorously with its competitors, such as Qualcomm, since the company will now have the capacity to supply the major smartphone makers out there.
With mobile processors is one area that Intel is behind, the deal affords them the opportunity to gain some ground, especially with PC sales declining in the past few years. To that end, Intel will likely be hoping to become a major player in the mobile market.
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