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Intel has agreed to start manufacturing programmable chips for Altera in its first outside large-scale manufacturing deal, which could lead to contracts with firms like Apple. The world's top chipmaker had already started offering space in its manufacturing plants to smaller firms like Tabula and Achronix Semiconductor, but the …

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Intel to manufacture ARM?

Does this include the Altera processors with embedded ARM cores?

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Re: Intel to manufacture ARM?

Intel already manufactured its own ARM after acquiring Infineon's mobile division.

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Re: Intel to manufacture ARM?

*manufactures, present tense

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Re: Intel to manufacture ARM?

It might be good for Apple... but it will turn to be a curse and suicide for Intelfidals ... Intel no more will be able to protect its x86 exclusive jargon and companies will taunt them so hard that u make x86 but no ARM for Intel servers that at one stage in approx 1-2 years they will throw in towel and will also "unwilingly" launch ARM servers .. which is what AMD will be found doing for years. This wil be the point where x86 tech will actually spit on Intelfidals face and jump down the drain... Nature keeps creating environment for the downfal of empires and bring weaker ones as the new leaders...

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Next logic step

Is for them to allow any customers onto their Fab, Intel have the best fab tech but not always the best designs. I don't see why they wouldn't allow direct competitors onto their fab it would help provide competition in the design front, so driving innovation whilst proving the revenues to keep their fab one stage ahead.

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I wish them luck with this one

It seems like the most sensible non-x86 venture they've had in a long time, and is unlikely to cannibalise much of the existing x86 market.

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3 ¢rApp£€ references?

In a completely unrelated article -- when are these obnoxious fanboi journalists and analysts going to be brought under control?

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Re: 3 ¢rApp£€ references?

Get over yourself. If you don't want to read any references to Apple, don't click on articles with Apple in the title, idiot. There is a good point to Apple's mention, because they have been rumored to be talking to Intel about fabbing their SoCs for over a year now, but the main roadblock has been seen as the fact that Intel has never taken on any foundry customers with a lot of volume.

Sorry that you hate Apple so much you can't bear to see mention of their name. Since you're going to downvote me anyway: Apple, Apple, Apple, Apple, Samsung, Apple, Apple, Apple.

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Altera makes sense, others less so

Altera makes sense. They do not compete with Intel.

Apple does not. It is hard to see Apple making themselves vulnerable to Intel. Apple definitely like to be the boy on top and Intel is unlikely to want to play a subservient role.

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