ARM backs Linux server chip startup

Startup Smooth-Stone has raised US$48 million to build and sell ARM-based server processors that offer low power consumption.
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A US startup chipmaker called Smooth-Stone has raised tens of millions of dollars to develop and sell ARM-based processors for servers, which ARM says will likely run Linux.

On Monday, Smooth-Stone said it was getting US$48 million from a group of investors that includes venture capitalists, Texas Instruments and ARM itself. "This kind of investment, the amount, and the strength of this syndicate is a strong endorsement for the innovation we are bringing to market," Smooth-Stone chief executive Barry Evans said in a statement.

The scheme will lead to "high-performance, low-power chips that will change the server market and the makeup of data centers", the chipmaker added.

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