Qualcomm to keep server CPUs but avoids head-on Intel battle

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/13/2018 | Staff
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Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon has said the company has no plans to dispose of its Arm-powered server CPU unit.

Speaking to Reuters, Amon rubbished whispers that Qualcomm wants out of the server CPU business.

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But he also explained that the company doesn’t really want in, either, because Qualcomm won’t go head-to-head with Intel for general purpose servers.

“It’s very clear to us that the ARM opportunity is focused on a few players where you don’t have the software x86 barrier to entry,” Amon told the newswire. The company will therefore target hyperscalers who roll their own stacks and haven’t already done so on Intel or AMD silicon.

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Such buyers could be huge customers: internet giants buy vast numbers of servers. Telcos building for 5G and network function virtualization will do likewise. Selling such customers one...
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