Qualcomm will manufacture server chips in China

Qualcomm logoQualcomm has entered an agreement with the Chinese province of Guizhou to enter into a joint venture to develop chips for server systems.

This is the latest bold step by Qualcomm, which is keen to expand from relying on manufacturing chips for the smartphone and communications market. Though this could be seen as a risky strategy as Intel dominates the server chip domain with over 90 percent of the market, and with addition worries regarding both the Chinese economy and the global drop in technology demand, Qualcomm is pressing ahead with a $280 million dollar commitment for a 45 percent stake.

For China, the joint venture (55 percent) is in line with recent government policy to try and turn the province of Guizhou (with its 35 million residents) into a technology and cloud hub. The country's policy to strive to become less reliant on US technology, both in server semiconductors and also back-office systems has seen China launch several antitrust investigations against both Qualcomm and Microsoft in recent months.

Qualcomm will manufacture server chips in China

Qualcomm agreed both during and after the investigation to commit $150 million to Chinese startups and also announced a further collaboration with a Chinese semiconductor company to make Qualcomm semiconductors. However, Qualcomm’s move into the server chip market is risky as it is licensing ARM Holdings technology despite failing to ship a product since first announcing its intention to enter the market in 2014. However, there is little doubt that there is an appetite for more competition in the server chip marketplace.

"Data center customers would prefer more than one participant in the supply chain", said Anand Chandrasekher, a Qualcomm senior vice president, in reference to Intel. "Having multiple players will speed up innovation".

Source: Betanews

Tags: China, CPUs, Qualcomm, servers

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
 
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
 
 
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
 
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
 
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
 
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
 
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)