Rick Merritt, EETimes
7/22/2013 03:18 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Intel's server group has started developing custom CPUs and will roll out as early as next year its first system-on-chip using its Core processor, a 14nm chip. The company also revealed details about Avoton, its first 22nm Atom-based SoC, and said it has unspecified x86 chips now in field trials in wireless base stations.
In a briefing on its server products, the x86 giant also described efforts to re-architect servers using its emerging 100G silicon photonics. The group is using the new chips and initiatives to keep pace with trends in cloud computing and expand into networking and storage while fending off an onslaught of ARM-based SoCs from as many as nine vendors.
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