Despite an aggressive push into the server market, chip designer ARM is having difficulty penetrating this market. DigiTimes writes ARM isn't expected to achieve any significant results within the next two years in either the PC nor the server market. It appears the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming the new battlefield for Intel and ARM as this segment is expected to see major growth.
Although ARM originally hoped to cross into the PC market with help from Windows RT, compatibility issues with existing Windows-based programs and a lack of apps have halted its advance.
With most servers available in the market still using x86-based processors, as well as the related software/hardware applications running on the hardware, Intel's domination in the industry is unlikely to be affected in the short term, especially considering the long lifetime of servers.
However, as the IoT industry is growing popular recently, ARM and Intel have both placed their focus on the business opportunity and have been developing cloud computing solutions and apps to connect handsets, tablets, PCs and servers.