Intel Could Make Chips for Apple… If Apple Wanted It
Intel recently showed some love for companies like Sony and Apple saying it would have no problem in working with them, if their aid was requested, when it comes to producing chipsets. This comes a week after Intel officially admitted that working with Nokia was a bad move and that the Finns were pulling them back.
CFO Stacy Smith made these comments during an investor event in London yesterday. Reuters is claiming that Intel would happily produce even custom chips based on its own architecture, but they wouldn’t involve the rivals from ARM in such plans. Custom chips like Apple’s A5 could be produced in Intel plants, with a little bit of negotiation, so the company is open for partnership it seems.
We already have this chipmaker’s products on Apple’s Mac computers, so why not expand the cooperation, right? Intel also worked with Apple on the new high speed Thunderbolt port from the new MacBook Pros and iMacs, so the stage is all set for something good…