Intel debates buyout of SiFive to bolster chip technology against Arm (source)

Intel is debating a possible offer to buy SiFive, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, a company closely associated with open source technology that is challenging the rise of Intel’s rival, Arm.

SiFive, a San Mateo, California-based startup, employs several of the creators of RISC-V, an open source chip technology that is challenging Arm, the British chip technology firm being acquired by Nvidia for $40 billion. Both Arm and SiFive sell intellectual property such as chip designs to others who ultimately produce the chips.

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