Intel buys Lantiq for some home networking smarts

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Intel has purchased Lantiq for an undisclosed sum, a company familiar to those of us in the wireline broadband sector for its DSL and other networking chips. This follows Intel’s moves into networking with the purchase of Fulcrum back in 2011 as it realized that servers needed more than just brawny processors, they needed faster communications chips. A related story is playing out in the home, where communications between hundreds or even thousands of relatively dumb connected devices will require some impressive networking technology and brainpower in a few hub devices or a home gateway. And apparently [company]Intel[/company] wants to power that hub.

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