Intel will do what many would consider, at the very least, unusual: make the very kind of chip that it has vowed to crush.
That would be ARM, Intel's biggest nemesis.
First a little background. Intel is the world's largest chipmaker because it owns the x86 design that Apple and all of the world's PC makers use for laptops, desktops, and servers.
But Intel's x86 chips must compete mightily these days against ARM, the chip of choice for smartphones and tablets. Those chips are supplied by Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
So, this is where … Read more