Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st May 2006 23:20 UTC
Apple Did Apple make a mistake by switching to Intel? We may never know, but Apple had more options than has been previously reported, The Register can exclusively reveal. A chip start-up that created a high performance, low power processor compatible with existing Mac software had been working closely with the computer company for many months. "PA Semi was counting on that deal," said one source. "They had lots of guys walking around in a daze when Apple went to Intel. They had no idea that would actually happen." Ars's Hannibal, criticaster of Apple's reasoning to switch to Intel, also expressed his thoughts on this issue.
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Reality Strikes
by jimmystewpot on Mon 22nd May 2006 10:24 UTC
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The reality of The apple move was that it was delivery issues that was the biggest issue for apple when dealing with IBM. The reality of that is the move to intel should sure up a supply chain yes. But the PASEMI stuff is really designed for high performance network/storage stuff which is not where the mac stuff is. Reading through their web page it constantly states routers/storage markets where the PowerPC arch is very strong.

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