Rick Merritt, EETimes
5/1/2012 12:18 PM EDT
Foundry will never be more than a fun and modestly useful sideline for Intel.
Intel believes it needs to own the product to win the market. It wants to define the system (aka platform) and sell several high value chips into it. To succeed, it needs to be at the leading edge of process technology, but it doesn’t really want to share that technology in any significant with anyone else.
It certainly won’t share its technology with anyone making computer chips. These days that includes mobile application processors for smartphones and tablets that are the new personal computers.
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