Intel has entered into a new licensing agreement with competitor ARM to produce ARM-based chips in Intel factories. The deal, announced today at the Intel Developer Forum, is a strategic move from the Santa Clara, CA company to offer its large-scale custom chip manufacturing facilities, which include 10-nanometer production lines, to third-parties, including those using its rival’s technology.
I have a ton of Intel ARM devices already. Perhaps Intel could call these new chips “XScale”. Just thought that up. I’m kind of proud of it.
Well, in fact they’re already produced modern ARM cores embedded in Altera FPGAs (A53).