Intel hardware not up to their fabs...
Posted Sep 1, 2008 0:58 UTC (Mon) by HalfMoon
In reply to: Intel acquires Linux mobile developers for Atom (ZDNet UK)
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If they ever get the architecture right (ditch the stone age bridge chips), with their awesome fabs they should be able to push technology forward (putting some real pressure on ARM + MIPS).
Agree that their fab tech should be getting them further than it has, but could you elaborate on what you mean by stone age bridge chips? I'd assume that for embedded systems sensitive to cost and (more my end) power, needing more than one chip (SOC plus south bridge) is a designed-in lose. Single-chip systems are the name of that game! Is that what you meant, or were you thinking there's something about how their south bridges work (not their mere existence) which makes trouble?
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