Could Google Get Into The Server Chip Business?
The source is simply a “person with knowledge of the matter” that told Bloomberg that Google may design server chips using ARM-based technology. This would be a threat to Intel, which makes a good bit of money in the server market, and Google is a huge buyer.
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Bloomberg says that Google is Intel’s fifth-largest customer and accounts for around 4.3% of the chipmaker’s revenue.
Google declined to comment beyond noting that the company is always designing infrastructure at all hardware levels, but if the company goes with ARM-based server chips, it won’t be alone.