Even former Intel president believes future is ARM



  • Renée J. James is an American technology executive, who was formerly the president of Intel. She is currently Chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing.

    Whats Ampere Computing.?

    James has been quietly building Ampere Computing’s business over the past few years, she didn’t want to reveal the company to the public before its semiconductor chips were ready and were tested by a few customers like Oracle, Microsoft, and Lenovo, James said.

    Ampere has a prototype 3.3-GHz ARM-based processor, which it plans to launch later this year. Ampere, which was built from the ashes of Applied Micro, wants to take ARM into space where it currently has promise but little market share: the 64-bit chips that power servers and storage devices in the world’s data centres. Ampere has hundreds of employees, including 300 that it acquired from Applied Micro through an acquisition.

    Ampere’s chips are based on designs from semiconductor company ARM Holdings, which has also recently licensed its computer chip designs to Qualcomm that could help the mobile chip giant create a data centre processor competitor to Intel.

    James claims Ampere’s server chips are tailored to meet the needs of cloud computing giants like Microsoft that want more energy-efficient processors.

    She said she recruited several computer chip veterans from Intel and its rival AMD to lead Ampere, and that her tenure at Intel has prepared her to start her own company. James’ final years at Intel involved dealing with shrinking sales in the company’s PC business as it shifted its focus to data centre chips.

    Source:
    https://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/45547-former-intel-woman-guns-for-chipzilla-with-arm-chips



  • Sounds exciting, but loads of companies have said this, and then dropped their plans before releasing 😞



  • @scottalanmiller said in Even former Intel president believes future is ARM:

    Sounds exciting, but loads of companies have said this, and then dropped their plans before releasing 😞

    Yeah, waiting on the ARM CPU revolution is seeming more like expecting the year of the alternate desktops 🙁



  • @travisdh1 said in Even former Intel president believes future is ARM:

    @scottalanmiller said in Even former Intel president believes future is ARM:

    Sounds exciting, but loads of companies have said this, and then dropped their plans before releasing 😞

    Yeah, waiting on the ARM CPU revolution is seeming more like expecting the year of the alternate desktops 🙁

    Yeah, we've been waiting on this since RiscOS was hot.


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