Peter Clarke, EETimes
5/4/2011 6:58 AM EDT
LONDON – This is kind of obvious, but it seems worth stating explicitly.
But we live in interesting times: if Intel Corp. wins foundry business making chips for Apple, which we have been told the company is pitching for, it would become a leading, if not the leading, manufacturer of ARM-based processors.
I don't mean leading in terms of volume but in terms of manufacturing process geometry at 22-nm and probably in terms of performance and power consumption. Otherwise why else would Apple do the deal. It would be an interesting marriage of an architecture much heralded as power-efficient and a manufacturing machine much vaunted as excellent in execution.
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