- Mar 3, 2017
SiFive Inc., a startup that designs semiconductors, has received takeover interest from investor Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.
Big if true. It could mean Intel could find its way into all sorts of low power MCUs and myriad of other things which is unnoticed by most people but form the back bone of most smart devices we have today.SiFive Inc., a startup that designs semiconductors, has received takeover interest from investor Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.
Intel offered to acquire SiFive for more than $2 billion, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.
I think it is a not bad move, let SiFive run independently and fab their stuff on cheap nodes.
Pocket change for Intel. Hopefully not XScale 2.0.
And with RISC-V being open could be a benefit to the entire industry designing low complexity custom devices.
One thing immediately comes to mind is if Intel is going to bring to the Auto Industry.