Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 08:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems When China launched its first microprocessor, the Godson 1 in 2002, it wasn't much of a competitor to what Intel and AMD had to offer. The 64bit Godson 2, released in 2005, still didn't worry the Western chip makers, but the chip did start to pop up here and there outside of China. Expect to see a lot more of them in the coming years, as the Godson 3 promises to be a chip that can compete head on with the big ones: quad-core, eight core version in the pipeline, and 200 extra instructions aiding in x86 compatibility.
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RE[4]: Bad News
by Yamin on Wed 10th Sep 2008 00:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bad News"
Yamin
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2006-01-10

I agree with you 100%.

Engineers could have protected their field through licensing. Then again, we probably wouldn't have had facebook ;) But especially for government, banks, operating systems...

On the other hand, if licensing protection is not your cup of tea, engineers could have at least formed partnerships / employee owned corporations instead of being corporate workerbees.

On the other hand, many engineers miss the 'easier money', to provide a constant stream of money. Google for example makes money off ads and then funnels that into all kinds of projects some of which don't have a direct revenue stream. Imagine if Engineers owned a telecom or something. We could plow the money earned from those into R&D and what not.

Nonetheless, I think we're in agreement here ;)
Suffice to say, my kids aren't going into this field.

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