ARM to "take seriously" any Intel plan to make chips

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Posted: May 30, 2011 2:53 AM
ARM to "take seriously" any Intel plan to make chips

TAIPEI (Reuters) - British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc, which licenses its chip technology to other makers, will take any plan by Intel Corp to make chips for rivals "very seriously," a top executive said on Monday.

"It's important that Intel makes a change in their business model. Intel has never done this before, so we have to take it very seriously," ARM's marketing executive vice president Ian Drew told Reuters in an interview ahead of the Computex computer show in Taipei.

Intel said last week it would consider making chips for rivals, but any proposal to use its advanced manufacturing technology to make processors based on a competing architecture would trigger an "in-depth discussion."

(Reporting by Clare Jim and Argin Chang; Editing by)