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[5]: Dependance ?
by Fergy on Sun 19th May 2013 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Dependance ?"
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Same could be said about the opposite: ARM's complete dominance.

And how would they do that? This is not meant to be rhetorical I just can't think of a way.
Could it happen that the arm v7 instruction set becomes a monopoly? If that happens would it be as difficult to move to a new architecture as x86 to arm? Are Qualcomm, Samsung, Apple and AMD just stupid to build on arm v7 when it could all disappear after the contract runs out? I imagine at least Apple would demand a perpetual licence. What does it matter then that arm v7 has a monopoly when everybody including Intel can use it for a fair price?

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