Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:48 UTC
AMD AMD chief executive Hector Ruiz said Wednesday that Apple will eventually use its microprocessors alongside those from Intel. Ruiz made the comments during a dinner speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, according to Bloomberg. "Everybody wants choice," he said, adding that rival Intel's practices have stifled the PC industry's growth. "Knowing Apple, why would they want to be held hostage like everyone else has been?"
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This (prolly) won't happen
by Nezumi on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 12:28 UTC
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Famous last words I know but...

Intel supply CPU's, chipsets, network logic (wired + wireless) and motherboard design expertise. Essentially Intel are a one stop shop for Apple.

On the other hand Intel has just sold their networking division (to Marvell I think)...

I read that Intel are *very* competitive with pricing. I also read a _rumour_ that this caused Dell to properly look at AMD as a CPU supplier.

Intel are dominant in the laptop space, due to the Centrino branding and associated technology. AMD don't have a complete package like this. This goes back to the one stop shop.

IMHO, this is wishful thinking. AMD had a lead for a *long* time with regards to CPU and are still competitive (but not leading). Why would Apple change?

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