Qualcomm, Samsung and Intel have invested in a company that can speed up custom chip design


Last month, when U.K. chip design firm ARM Holdings announced that it was cutting ties with Huawei (the company includes some U.S. technology in its designs), it put the spotlight on a company that normally gets very little notoriety from the mainstream media. ARM’s architecture (aka instruction set) is used on central processing units (CPUs) found in chipsets powering smartphones, tablets, smart speakers and smartwatches. The company does have some competition in the mobile space from the Intel x86 architecture, used on the Pixel Slate, Surface Go, and Surface Pro tablets.
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