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RumorTT: Google to design its own chips, would abandon Intel

RumorTT: Google to begin making its own processors for its servers, would break its relationship with Intel (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:INTC)

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Dec 17, 2013 4:36 am

At the moment, Google leans on Intel for its processors that make things happen in its servers across the world, but the latest rumors point to this possibly changing.

 

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It looks like Google could move from being just a software and services company, to a full hardware designer, too. Bloomberg is reporting that Google engineers are possibly working on their own custom server processor, which would feature ARM-based technology, the same technology found inside that Android smartphones and tablets.

 

Google currently designs its own server systems, but making its own processors would make it a near Google-run process. Moving in this direction would lessen its reliance on Intel, which currently chews up most of the server market. Time will tell.

NEWS SOURCES
Theverge.com, Bloomberg.com

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