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daleste
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daleste   5/19/2011 12:27:29 AM
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Intel still has a lot of cash. They can become a presence in many different markets, but they still haven't been able to get a foothold outside of the PC processor.

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Krutsch Robert Cristian   5/19/2011 10:18:37 AM
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This looks a lot like the Intel journey to enter the DSP business. That didn’t work… Careful with the piano on the stairs Intel…

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goafrit   5/19/2011 5:28:06 PM
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They can get into anything they want through acquisitions. This is one company that anyone must respect because in their domain, they are very big

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LarryM99   5/19/2011 6:00:14 PM
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The software issue is something of a red herring regarding CPU selection. The platform is defined more by the OS than the CPU anymore. Change one compiler switch and recompile and most applications can speak ARM, as long as the OS libraries are consistent. Larry M.

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Aater (@FutureChips.org)   5/19/2011 6:03:35 PM
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Like to point out that DSPs and Low-power general purpose processors are very different. DSPs have very different constraints like real-time, predictability, etc. They throw out a lot of what Intel is good at, e.g., speculative execution, branch prediction, etc. In contrast, doing a low power design is right up their ally as they have all ingredients except low power. I say Intel has a much stronger change here.

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kdian   5/20/2011 1:42:57 AM
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Sony, Canon, WD, LaCie and others are apparently on the Thunderbolt bandwagon. Ya gotta keep up.

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rick merritt   5/20/2011 3:54:46 AM
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@doubleudot: We covered those peripheral folks. But still only one system OEM--Apple

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wee cee   5/20/2011 4:01:14 PM
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What if Apple puts Thunderbolt on iPhones and iPads? Other OEMs are sure to follow.

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Allen.Light   5/20/2011 5:51:28 PM
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Thunderbolt on iPhones and iPads? That would do wonders for your battery life. This technology may be 'royalty free' for Intel chip customers, but it is not an open standard - thus only one supplier for the chips - expect it to remain costly and un-popular until it's open like PCIe or USB.

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mikin   5/20/2011 7:04:43 PM
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Intel already have a great DSP kernel inside x86 chips (IA32 or IA64) starting with MMX series since 1994, Robert. And it works well otherwise you should see the H264 movies only to DVD :P

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