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Intel fabs to churn out 10nm ARM chips for LG smartphones next year

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The state-of-the-art factories will produce the mobile system-on-chips for LG Electronics using a 10nm process, with the door left wide open for other ARM licensees to jump in and use the assembly lines.

At the heart of the collaboration deal between ARM and Intel is ARM's Artisan Physical IP, the building blocks for designing and fabricating system-on-chips.

Intel will now accept orders for Artisan-based designs on its 10nm production lines, effectively cranking out powerful ARM-Cortex-based processors and similar products.

The news – which emerged today at this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco – comes after Intel axed its x86 Atom CPUs aimed at mobile devices, effectively surrendering to the ARM-dominated handheld world, in April.

It also comes after Softbank gobbled up ARM for $32bn.

In 2010, Intel opened up its fabs for customers' own silicon blueprints, chasing the commercial success of factories-for-hire TSMC and GlobalFoundries.

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