This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Intel to Build Chips Based on Rival ARM Technology

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Altera, (ALTR - Get Report) a Silicon Valley designer of custom computer chips. has tapped Intel (INTC - Get Report) to manufacture its next-generation network server processors. What makes the announcement even more interesting is that these new processors will be based on technologies from Intel rival ARM  (ARMH). (ARMH)

The upcoming "Stratix 10" design will be a quad-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 central processing unit. It's the first of its kind ever.

Apple's (AAPL) recently announced 64-bit A7 chip now being used in the iPhone 5s and the brand new iPad Air is a dual-core design.

Altera shares were declining 0.41% to $33.72 in early morning trading Wednesday in New York.

Stratix 10 SoC (System on a Chip) will be built on Intel's latest "advanced 14nm Trigate transistor technology". Current Intel chips like the new Haswell design are made on a 22nm form. Intel has promised that it will be able to produce even smaller processors (just 10nm) by 2015.

The new chip will not directly compete with other ARM-based designs from Qualcomm (QCOM) or Samsung. Those manufacturer's processors are designed for smartphones and tablets. The new Stratix line targets computers which need to deal with super-bandwidth applications, deliver high performance levels and offer increased energy efficiency. Think in terms of networking and communications servers such as those controlling data centers or radar installations.

Intel will begin production of Stratix 10 processors in 2014. For further details there's a video available from Tuesday's announcement.

Altera, headquartered in Silicon Valley, created the world's first programmable logic device back in 1984.

Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

To submit a news tip, send an email to

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
ALTR $44.02 0.00%
INTC $32.47 0.00%
AAPL $124.75 0.00%
FB $80.78 0.00%
GOOG $524.05 0.00%


DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs