Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 19:49 UTC
Intel The Atom processor, the only bright spot on Intel's balance sheet, will soon no longer be manufactured by Intel itself (CNet has more). Intel has signed an agreement with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), outsourcing the production of the successful chip to Taiwan. While it's not the first time Intel outsources production of its silicon, it is still an unusual move for the company to outsource the production of such a major chip.
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RE: Special?
by renox on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 06:23 UTC in reply to "Special?"
renox
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Given that Intel is also doing Linux's driver development, I think that it's fair to say that what they want is to flood the embedded world with x86 not necessarily Windows..

Yes Intel has a monopoly on x86 CPU, but I don't think that this agreement with TSMC is an abuse of their monopoly.

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