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Qualcomm’s reported exit will deal ARM’s server hopes a cruel blow

ARM is bullish about expanding its architecture into PCs and into platforms for virtual reality, artificial intelligence, advanced video and the Internet of Things. But one Intel stronghold is proving very challenging – the server market. The ARM community has been working for years now to steal a piece of a sector that is 95% dominated by x86. A lot of the motivation has been to push the low power consumption and broad ecosystem of ARM at companies deploying cloud infrastructure. Most ARM licensees have not aimed to go head-to-head with Intel in the enterprise data center, but to steal a march in high growth, newer segments like Cloud-RAN, webscale infrastructure or coprocessors. So far, however, progress has been limited…

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