ARM Chip Progresses From Smartphone To Network Use

ARM Holdings is ready to power base stations as well as wireless network equipments with the same processor used in computer servers. ARM Holding is known for manufacturing chips for smartphone devices and with this new move the company is gearing up to give tough competition to its rival Intel in the $9 billion market.

The chips to be used in the base stations as well as wireless network equipment has been developed in partnership with HP. Primarily, the chips are supposedly to be used in network servers. The chief technology office at ARM Holdings, Mike Inglis, disclosed the exciting news in an interview.

Talking at the Mobile World Congress 2012, Inglis, explained: "It will be the networks with the ARM architecture."

He later added: "It is the computer farm behind the mobile network," reported Economic Times.

The chip making giant is planning to utilise their high speed improved processor in servers as well as machines which runs websites and also corporate networks. This will eventually allow these companies to reduce their energy cost.

Inglis also revealed that companies may begin producing the chips in the next year and a half, with a shipping timeline between "a range of 2014 to 2017".