Qualcomm Introduces World’s First 48-core 10nm Processor; Centriq 2400 Could Challenge Intel’s Revenue

By Ivy Tongson, Parent Herald December 11, 11:20 am

The newest processor released by Qualcomm features a 48-core 10nm processor that could potentially threaten Intel's revenue. Will the Centriq 2400 be ready to challenge Intel in its home turf?

Qualcomm's success in recent years is mostly due to smartphones and tablets using its processors. These two areas are its main competitive edge with Intel where the latter does not have any foothold.

However, with the announcement of Centriq 2400 which is built on its own Qualcomm Falkor CPU, it is clear that Qualcomm is now moving in to capture the market in the PC and datacenter industry, where Intel is the dominant player.  While there are no reports regarding its performance yet, it is already offering the chips to potential customers for trial and testing.

According to the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc., "The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power-efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality,". Anand Chandrasekher also adds, "Qualcomm requires the leading edge of integrated circuit technology to deliver high performance at low power for the newest premium smartphones. We are first in 10nm IC technology for mobile, and leveraging our expertise in ARM processors and system on chip design, we are the first with our Qualcomm Centriq family of server processors to bring the leading edge to the datacenter."

Qualcomm plans to release Centriq 2400 by the second half of 2017. It is still uncertain whether the company can gain traction with its ARM-based servers and if this poses a threat to Intel's revenue. It will be an interesting 2017 for all chipset companies especially for tech titan Intel as it faces a strong competition with Qualcomm. 


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