Intel may be developing a split personality.
The high-tech giant is slated to build chips for two customers that have ARM processors inside -- even as the x86 side of the company competes fiercely with the U.K.-based chip designer ARM and its partners.
The most striking silicon that Intel will build is an Altera system-on-a-chip (SoC) that integrates a quad-core 64-bit ARM processor.
The Altera system will use the ARM component as a control processor that helps to manage the data packets on Altera's field-programmable gate array (FPGA), into which the ARM chip is integrated.
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