X-bit Labs writes there's a rumor that Intel's Custom Foundry division may soon start manufacturing ARM-based chips for Marvell.
Given the nature of Intel Custom Foundry division, Intel is interested in landing orders from large customers from a number of industries so to avoid conflict of interests. According to Citigroup’s chip analyst Glen Yeung, Intel is negotiating with Marvell Technology Group over a foundry deal.
“We believe that Intel is gaining customer traction in their foundry business, consistent with the company’s recent commentary to open their foundry services to additional customers. We believe Marvell is a potential good fit for Intel in integrated baseband/application processors. Our sense is that performance gains using Intel’s 22nm [tri-gate] process would be substantial for Marvell, providing the catalyst for this relationship,” wrote Mr. Yeung in a note for clients, without elaborating, reports Tech Trader Daily.