AMD\ s Project Skybridge brings device fight to Intel.
AMD has added fresh ammo to its fight with Intel following the unveiling of 'Project Skybridge', which gives the chip maker a chance to offer OEMs and ODMs options in hybrid notebook space.
Both AMD and Intel are fighting
ARM-based device makers, such as Qualcomm, for relevance in the tablet market
and two-in-one hybrid notebook space.
AMD Project Skybridge is an attempt to
bridge the gap between x86 and ARM chip architecture by creating a single
motherboard that would support either chip architecture and can run Windows,
Linux or Android.
AMD said Project Skybridge is a design
framework centred around a product family that supports a variety of vertical
opportunities -- including embedded systems, two-in-one devices, notebooks and even
micro-servers to help customers innovate and reduce time to market.
AMD also announced a roadmap of near-
and mid-term computing solutions that harness the best characteristics of both
the x86 and ARM ecosystems, called "ambidextrous computing." The cornerstone of
this roadmap is the announcement of AMD's 64-bit ARM architecture license for
the development of custom high-performance cores for high-growth markets.
"Before this annoucement, AMD was the
only company to deliver high performance and low-power x86 with leadership
graphics. AMD now takes a bold step forward and has become the only company
that can provide high-performance 64-bit ARM and x86 CPU cores paired with
world-class graphics," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "Our innovative ambidextrous
design capability, combined with our portfolio of IP and expertise with
high-performance SoCs, means that AMD is set to deliver ambidextrous solutions
that enable our customers to change the world in more efficient and powerful
The market for ARM- and x86-based
processors is expected to grow to more than $85bn by 2017.
Project Skybridge creates a
one-socket-fits-all platform for PCs and embedded systems with a pin-compatible
processors design that can use either the x86 or ARM architecture.
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