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4/12/2010 07:00 PM EDT
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re: ESC: Confab to host another round of Intel versus ARM
LarryM99   4/20/2010 4:43:04 PM
At least Intel is finally realizing some level of reality around embedded systems. A couple of years ago they gave a presentation at this conference on why their Xeon line was ideal for embedded applications. That was a real head-scratcher... With Atom they are beginning to get to something interesting, although it really competes more directly with Via at this point than it does with ARM. Larry M.

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re: ESC: Confab to host another round of Intel versus ARM
Peter Clarke   4/20/2010 12:26:35 PM
In defence of Jim Turley, he fully understands the differences between the Intel and ARM business models and elaborated on their pros and cons later in the article. "ARM's business model could not be more different to that of Intel. It has pioneered the intellectual property licensing business model and avoids the costs of manufacturing while working with IP licensees. ARM are the architects, they don't swing the hammer," said Turley. "ARM's business model also has the benefit of isolating it from the day-to-day problems of selling and marketing chips. But it means it constantly has to be re-inventing its road-map, helping its licensees succeed, and providing a reason for licensees to pay again to stay with the program." Another disadvantage is that the IP licensing business model only lets ARM capture a portion of the value from the supply chain, which partly explains the company's relatively slow ?? albeit steady ?? growth over its 20 year history. In contrast Intel incurs manufacturing costs but gets control and all the revenue from its chip sales, said Turley.

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re: ESC: Confab to host another round of Intel versus ARM
rpcy   4/17/2010 11:20:37 PM
Mr. Turley, you seem to think it's some kind of important insight that 5x more ARM cores get sold than Intel chips. It's you who are missing the point: Intel is shipping CHIPS. ARM is licensing CORES, and climbing an entirely different learning curve. If you insist on continuing to publish this tired old canard, at least give all the facts associated with it.

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