Intel’s CEO is eager to pitch to Apple regarding them coming back as a customer. Pat Gelsinger, the CEO said on a webcast that the soon to come Intel Foundry Services (IFS) division, will push Intel’s efforts to develop chips for other commercial customers. This new division will manufacture x86, Arm, and RISC-V core chips for external clients who have been reported to have already joined forces with companies such as IBM, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Google.
Although, Intel is still cooking to use IFS to woo their former allies Apple.
The two major companies have not seen eye to eye on Apple’s decision to make its own silicon chips, as this had put an end to 15 years of dependence on Intel.
Intel’s marketing campaign against Apple has also improved after Gelsinger called it a “lifestyle company in Cupertino” in an email for staff.
At the moment, Apple only uses the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to make all of its Apple silicon chips which are used in Macbooks, and the A-series used in iPhones, iPads, and other devices.
When Gelsinger spoke to the BBC, he said “Having 80% of all supply in Asia simply isn’t a palatable manner for the world to have its view of the most critical technology,” referring to Taiwan-based TSMC and South Korea’s Samsung monopolizing the manufacturing semiconductors sector.
He also added that he wishes to use the IFS in the right manner in order to correct Asian-bias and he maintains that this involves approaching Apple, which according to him is “one of the biggest users of advanced semiconductor capabilities.”