Qualcomm Goes after Intel on Two Fronts

ProcessorChip-maker Qualcomm is stepping up the heat in the processor space on two fronts.

It has struck a deal to make Windows 10 compatible with its Snapdragon processors for use in notebooks and tablets. It is also sending samples of its Centriq 2400 server processor out to vendors.

The Snapdragon chips could provide a lower-cost option, that is even slimmer than current Windows 10 devices and capable of running on battery for days. Devices based on the processors should be available next year. The server processors contain 48 ARM cores and will go into volume production in the second half of 2017.

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