Is Samsung (SSNLF.PK) planning to take on Intel (INTC) and AMD in the server CPU market? The...

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF)|By:, SA News Editor

Is Samsung (SSNLF.PK) planning to take on Intel (INTC) and AMD in the server CPU market? The company has hired several prominent AMD engineers and execs, and an exec at startup Calxeda, which is developing ARM-based (ARMH) server CPUs for H-P, sees the moves as evidence a rival product is in the works. Samsung has said it will boost its R&D and capex 27% this year, with processors an area of focus.