back to article Custom chip vendor Barefoot Networks dips its toes in the water, Intel takes the whole schmear

Intel is acquiring custom network chip maker Barefoot Networks in a broadside that just might rattle arch-rival Broadcom. Founded in May 2013, Barefoot Networks specialises in programmable silicon and lays claim to the first end-user programmable Ethernet switch in the form of Tofino and its uninspiringly named successor, …

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