Amazon’s now selling its own brand of ARM processors for the connected home

Amazon has officially entered the semiconductor market with the news that it is selling its own-brand of ARM-based chips to manufacturers.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: venturebeat.com

Amazon has officially entered the semiconductor market with the news that it is selling its own-brand of ARM-based chips to manufacturers.  U.S. tech companies went transatlantic on more than a few occasions last year in their search for innovation, but one of the more curious cases was when Amazon headed to Israel and snapped up Annapurna Labs for a reported $350 million. The chip-design startup was founded in 2011, though it had largely operated in stealth mode in the years since. It was known that Annapurna Labs was working on ARM-based “midrange networking chips for data centers that transmit more data and use less power,”  It was also mooted at the time that Amazon planned to move away from Intel’s chips to the lower power-consumption of ARM. And making its own chips would ultimately lead to significant savings over the long term.

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