CNET editor Stephen Shankland included Esperanto in his May 3, 2021 article on recent Intel investments….and their RISC-V based rivals.

As he mentions (verbatim):

Intel’s stiff competition

The Silicon Valley company remains profitable, but it faces stiff competition on several fronts besides TSMC and the third major chipmaker, Samsung. All smartphone processors are members of the Arm family, including Apple’s A series. Apple also has split from Intel for its new M series of Mac processors. Amazon, meanwhile, has an Arm server processor for its Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing foundation that powers huge swaths of the internet.

Intel also faces a smaller Arm rival called RISC-V that’s won interest from some notable chip startups. One, Tenstorrent, hired Jim Keller, formerly a high-profile Intel chip designer, as chief executive. Another, Esperanto Technologies, has revealed an AI chip design with more than 1,000 processing cores.

In a sign of how serious Intel is about its foundry business, though, it’ll be able to build both Arm and RISC-V processors.

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Intel investing $3.5B in New Mexico fab upgrade, boosting US chipmaking

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