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gumpiko
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gumpiko   8/19/2012 2:28:21 AM
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I am not sure Apple should go down this road. http://www.seapowergent.com/

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dhumes   3/21/2012 3:45:57 PM
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Are you who I THINK you are? Did you live at 4615 Blackford Ave. in San Jose, CA around 1980? Please contact me! David Humes (dot com)

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tb1   9/12/2011 7:44:42 PM
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Food for thought: Intel once made one of the fastest ARM chips ever, the StrongArm (later called XScale), before selling it off to Marvell. One of the architects of that chip? Dan Dobberpuhl, who later started PA Semiconductor, which was afterwards bought by Apple. So many of Apple's ARM team were once designing ARM chips for Intel.

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krisi   9/12/2011 6:49:58 PM
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You must be kidding @goafrit...hit Samsung to oblivion??? such a dominant market player,no way...Kris

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docdivakar   5/10/2011 11:34:23 PM
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@hm: it may be too premature to declare the "success" of Thunderbolt high speed interconnect. Apple has had a history of going it alone throughout its corporate history; the only differentiators this time are the much higher volume consumer devices (as opposed to desktops of the past where Apple received a drubbing!). Apple also makes it easier for others to fill in the gaps it doesn't serve (read: flash-capable devices, for one!). I don't believe Intel is going after Apple's foundry business entirely for revenue reason (there are TSMC's, UMC's of the world for lower costs for that). I think Intel sees an opportunity for technology collaborations for its next generation of Silicon. Dr. MP Divakar

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ak007   5/9/2011 10:48:22 AM
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Apple is moving in the direction of rivalary with an old friend. I think it's the inner fear of Android and also the fact that Smamsung keeps it's profit margins lower and thus can outperform Apple any time!!!

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rfab   5/7/2011 11:16:27 AM
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Regarding Samsung’s future as a foundry partner within TI, Ritchie said TI will rely on Samsung to a ''lesser extent’’ at 45-nm. Samsung is ''off our radar at 28-nm,’’ he said.

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rfab   5/7/2011 11:08:43 AM
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Samsung in the field of non-memory still has a long way to go, their business is still no outcome SOC

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KB3001   5/7/2011 7:32:18 AM
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This gives too much to Intel, in return for what exactly? I am not sure Apple should go down this road. They should stick with the well-known and trusted pure foundries. Granted the tie-up with Samsung is problematic but a tie-up with Intel would open up more and bigger problems in the future.

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Don Scansen   5/6/2011 7:00:38 PM
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Once again, EE Times readers have offered a lot of valuable opinion and reasonable speculation. Let me just add a couple points briefly even if they have been alluded to previously. Moving to Intel as a foundry does not mean moving from ARM to X86. It could be further down the road and be something proprietary developed (or acquired) by Apple. Also, Intel has lots of motivation to take on Apple business, not least of which might be staving off a surging Samsung who have long set their sights on being the world #1 semiconductor company.

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