- Nov 14, 2011
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/07/broadcom_arm_processor_vulcan/Broadcom is shutting down efforts to develop its own server-class 64-bit ARM system-on-chip, multiple sources within the semiconductor industry have told The Register.
It appears the secretive project, codenamed Vulcan, did not survive Broadcom's acquisition by Avago and is gradually being wound down. Engineering resources have been quietly moved to other product areas and staff have left or been let go, we're told. Vulcan's designers have been applying for jobs at rival semiconductor giants, revealing that Broadcom's server-grade processor dream is all but dead, it is claimed.