Intel said its factories will start making Qualcomm chips as it laid out a road map on Monday to expand its new foundry business to catch rivals such as Taiwan’s TSMC and Samsung Electronics by 2025.
Chip maker Intel said it still faces supply chain constraints and gave an annual sales forecast that implied a weak end of the year.
PC sales are booming, and despite the industry’s cyclical past, investors and the major PC makers believe strong computer demand will last for a long time to come. Not so fast!
On the surface, Intel’s strategic pivot comes at an ideal moment. But despite its bold vision, the company is set to face challenges to its grand turnaround plan that will prove extremely difficult to overcome.
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, said it’s offering a revamped version of its Xeon range in time for what it sees as the “biggest build-out of technology infrastructure in human history”.
Nvidia forecast better-than-expected financial first quarter revenue on Wednesday, with its flagship gaming chips expected to remain in tight supply for the next several months.
Samsung Electronics rose the most in almost 10 months after Intel was said to be considering asking the South Korean giant and TSMC to make some of its most sophisticated chips.
Apple is planning a series of new Mac processors for introduction as early as 2021 that are aimed at outperforming Intel’s fastest chips.
Samsung Electronics is pouring $116-billion into its next-generation chip business that includes fabricating silicon for external clients, betting it can finally close the gap on industry leader TSMC.
Semiconductor designer AMD said on Tuesday it would buy Xilinx in a US$35-billion all-stock deal, intensifying its battle with Intel in the data centre chip market.