Qualcomm wants to enter the server market, but it won’t do it alone, and will tap expertise in China to build the low-power chips.
“We’re going to work with Chinese companies to bring that technology and in fact co-develop that technology with Chinese companies,” said Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs on Thursday.
Jacobs made the comment while speaking at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. Qualcomm is best known as a maker of smartphone processors based on chip architecture from ARM Holdings, but the company wants to take a crack at the server market, which rival Intel has long dominated.
The new chips promise to use low power, and make Internet data centers even greener, Jacobs said. “That’s in contrast to the way that the data centers are built right now. They are built with chipsets basically from one company, Intel, and they are quite high priced and they use tremendous amounts of power,” he said. “We’re going to change that.”