Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Arr, me bloggers, hoist the mizzenmast. (done with a pirate voice)

What would the PC industry be like if AMD, Transmeta and VIA all went away? Without compeition, Intel could slow processor developments and innovation and keep prices high. Intel already gets amazing prices for its PC and server chips, generating more cash than it can spend (Hello Intel, I have one word for you: dividends). And yet at the same time, Intel is also know as a cheapskate at heart. Yes. it will spend 100's of millions on Centrino, but I swear it couldn't throw a decent party if it tried. (It's also is a lot cheaper on evaluation units than AMD.)

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