AMD planned big. If everything goes in right direction, we will see AMD releasing its first ARM-based CPU in the first half of 2014. AMD, the main rival of Intel, currently best known for it’s APUs is said to be preparing the first-ever ARM CPU as we write this news.
Codenamed ‘Seattle’ the chip, based on a similar ARM architecture to that is currently used in smartphones and tablets could bring revolution to the exiting server as well as mainstream PC market.
We should also remember that this is not the first time that some company have introduced ARM processor in the server market. Applied Micro Circuits did something similar with their X-Gene “server-on-a-chip,” and financially it worked out fairly well. As for AMD only time will tell whether it will improve the condition of a currently struggling company.