A Challenge to Intel's Dominance in Chips

Computer memory chip, 500x magnification Photograph by Nick Botto

AMD, ARM, Texas Instruments, and two smaller chip companies have teamed up to create a nonprofit that will try to unseat Intel’s x86 dominance in computing. They have formed the Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation, which will standardize a single architecture for low-power computing as well as simplify the parallel-programming model used with multicore graphics processors and other systems on a chip.

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