This fact has now been confirmed by VIA Technologies itself on the occasion of the presentation of its latest financial results. We learn that the amount was actually paid only to allow Intel to hire some Centaur employees, and there is no mention of a possible transfer of intellectual property or anything else, let alone the entire division itself.
It is thus clear that Intel is primarily interested in strengthening its own research and development team in an effort to live up to its promises regarding the future development of its own processors. As a third manufacturer of x86 processors, he found the necessary source of manpower in VIA and was willing to spend over 2.7 billion crowns just for the opportunity to hire it. And that shows that new talent is really hard to find today.
At the same time, the Centaur division came up with its most advanced x86 core in the form of the CNS, in 2019. It was supposed to be a server processor core that was designated as the performance equivalent of Haswell processors, but already with AVX-512 support, albeit in two cycles. using 256-bit SIMDs. These cores were designed for accelerators known as CHA, which were expected last year and were designed for deep learning, but more are not known about them.
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