The processor cores offered by ARM Holdings will make it possible for a wider variety of companies, including Facebook and Google, to design their own chips, much like Apple does for its mobile devices, according to Andrew Feldman of Advanced Micro Devices. As a result, "[W]eb giants are looking at co-developing ARM-based chips that will take advantage of the greater levels of customization offered outside of the CPU so they can optimize for their own applications' needs," Stacey Higginbotham writes.
AMD exec: Look for Facebook, Google to design custom chips
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