Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th May 2013 22:15 UTC, submitted by Tom
Intel "It was the only moment I heard regret slip into Otellini's voice during the several hours of conversations I had with him. 'The lesson I took away from that was, while we like to speak with data around here, so many times in my career I've ended up making decisions with my gut, and I should have followed my gut,' he said. 'My gut told me to say yes.'" The world would've been a much different place - Apple would have been less dependant on Samsung for its chips, which probably would've meant less money for Samsung to develop its Galaxy business.
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RE[2]: Dependance ?
by tylerdurden on Sat 18th May 2013 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Dependance ?"
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The negotiations for selling StrongARM had started way back before 2005. The original acquisition from DEC had been a rocky one, and most of the talent that came with that group had left for other companies/startups. So Intel couldn't get rid of StrongARM fast enough.

Intel had made it clear that they did not intend to go into a low margin business like SoCs (Systems on Chip) at that time. Intel's own road map did not have anything at the power/performance levels for mobile/phone applications until 2010 (and in fact they are still 3 years behind some of those goals).

Intel grossly miscalculated the market, as they did not expect it to explode until past 2010. They spent basically half a decade without anything to target it, and now it may be too late.

But who knows, competition is always good.

Edited 2013-05-18 16:59 UTC

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