25/07/2021

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Not just any technology

Intel says it will go after Apple as a customer for new chips

The CEO of Intel is keen to make a further pitch to have Apple return as a buyer.

All through a latest webcast, new CEO Pat Gelsinger declared the location up of a new Intel Foundry Companies (IFS) division, which will drive Intel’s initiatives to manufacture chips for other industrial customers. The new division, which will establish x86, Arm, and RISC-V main chips for exterior consumers has reportedly now partnered with the likes of IBM, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Google. 

Surprisingly, Intel also hopes to use IFS to court docket its previous ally Apple, shared Gelsinger.

Creating bridges

Intel and Apple haven’t been at the most effective of terms right after the latter made a decision to design its individual silicon ending a fifteen yr dependence on Intel. 

Intel has not too long ago also stepped up its advertising campaign versus Apple, right after Gelsinger referred to it as a “lifestyle organization in Cupertino” in an e-mail to staff earlier this yr.

Even so, in the webcast Gelsinger built the surprising remark about getting Apple as a buyer of its new foundry enterprise.

Apple presently only uses the Taiwan Semiconductor Producing Firm (TSMC) to develop all of its Apple silicon chips utilized in the Macbooks, and the A-collection utilized in the Iphone, iPad, and other devices. 

Apparently, speaking to the BBC, Gelsinger also additional a further dimension to his pitch to Apple. 

“Having eighty% of all offer in Asia simply just is just not a palatable method for the globe to have its see of the most significant technological innovation,” reported Gelsinger referring to Taiwan-centered TSMC and South Korea’s Samsung towering about the other folks when it will come to producing semiconductors.

Gelsinger reported he wants to use IFS to proper this Asian-bias and asserts this will involve approaching Apple, which he argues is “one of the major consumers of advanced semiconductor capabilities.”

By way of: MacRumors