Needless to say, Intel isn't standing still; just last week it launched the first SOCs built around its Xeon processors, and its acquisition of Altera will allow it to further customize its server chips for different workloads.
ARM maintains a need for more competition will win out. "What's the value of bringing a competitive market to servers versus a monopoly?" ARM CTO Mike Muller asked reporters Tuesday. "There's an overarching price-competition issue."
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.