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ARM Neoverse challenges Intel with unified cloud/edge/comms platform

At chip level, Intel has predictably driven the development of common cloud and edge architectures. The rapid expansion of cloud servers, whether huge or tiny, are essential to the company’s growth, and it needs to defend this territory against the webscale giants’ inhouse chip developments; the open source community led by RISC-V; the possible revival of IBM Power; and of course ARM. Of course, Intel has other battles to fight in the telco cloud environment, such as stealing greater market share in the Ethernet switch-chip market, from Broadcom, Barefoot, OEMs’ designs and others. But the x86 processor remains the core of its business, and so far it has done a good job of keeping ARM-based challengers at bay. Qualcomm has…

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