Sept. 10, 2013, 5:51 p.m.


Intel just announced its smallest silicon yet. It's called Quark, and it's one-fifth the size of the company's existing Atom chips, and uses one-tenth the power. [...]

Also, portantly, Intel says that Quark is "fully synthesizable," which means that Intel might be gunning after ARM's business model with the move. ARM allows chipmakers like Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung to license its intellectual property, modify it, and develop their own processors based on that architecture, and now Intel could theoretically do the same.

Could it be that intel is actually making its entry into a new market before it is too late?