According to a Bloomberg report, Qualcomm is planning to return to the server market with new ARM-based chips. It relies on information from people who are familiar with these plans. Qualcomm left this industry four years ago, but the manufacturer could now re-enter this market in order to reduce dependency on the smartphone industry.
These plans became public, among other things, because one on Amazon with its AWS division as a buyer of server chips has probably approached with corresponding purchase offers. The purchase of the chip startup Nuvia is already bearing fruit. However, representatives of Qualcomm and Amazon still declined to comment on Bloomberg.
The market for servers has changed in recent years, various companies are now producing their own chips – let’s see how successful it is Qualcomm’s new aspirations will be there and whether Intel could be pushed back as the top dog.
Still, the potential gains in server chips are promising. At the same time, the big players are increasing their spending on cloud infrastructures. And: Increasingly more efficient ARM-based processors are also being developed for servers and are also being demanded by customers as energy costs rise.
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