Dylan McGrath, EETimes
7/19/2011 1:13 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO—Intel's agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc. for an undisclosed sum could signal a significant change of direction for the world's biggest chip maker toward providing a comprehensive high-performance, low power solution for data centers.
Fulcrum (Calabasas, Calif.), a privately held, fabless company, produces high bandwidth network switching chips based on an asynchronous switching fabric for data center network providers. The acquisition of Fulcrum could give Intel a head start on an end-to-end solution for data centers.
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