Intel to Fabricate ARM Chips
Intel will begin manufacturing ARM-based 64-bit processors for Altera next year, according to a report in Forbes. Altera announced the news at ARM Developers Conference. Specifically, Intel will make a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 processor for Altera's Stratix 10 system-on-a-chip. Further, Intel will manufacture the ARM chip using a 14nm processes, which bests the 22nm processes used for its Haswell chips. Intel makes its own mobile processors, but has struggled to gain widespread adoption in smartphones and tablets. By agreeing to manufacture a competitor's chips, Intel is signaling a shift in its business strategy. "Altera and Intel are pleased with the early results of the relationship between the companies and this announcement from Altera is consistent with the agreement we announced earlier this year," said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy in a statement provided to CNet. "We have said that we will be open to manufacturing competitive architectures and would evaluate them on a case by case basis."
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Feb 28, 2017
Xiaomi today showed off the Surge S1, a mobile processor that it developed in-house. Only a handful of companies make their own processors, including Apple, Huawei, and Samsung.
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Feb 27, 2018
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
May 30, 2017
ARM recently announced the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processor cores, the first to support its DynamIQ technology. ARM first revealed DynamIQ earlier this year, an advancement of its big.LITTLE technology that allows paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements at hand.