Linked by SReilly on Thu 18th Feb 2010 22:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems OSNews recently linked to several articles on the two remaining big iron RISC based platforms still alive and kicking, something of great interest to myself both in a professional capacity and for personal reasons (I wouldn't be an avid OSNews reader and poster if I wasn't into non mainstream architectures).
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Manufacturing is everything
by bnolsen on Thu 18th Feb 2010 23:54 UTC
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Capital investment required for the current silicon wafer technology is huge. There haven't been any huge changes in the area for a while, so basically there are fewer players who can survive the competition.

I really can't wait until somebody discovers a new way to make processors that can be done in someone's basement or garage. That would really change the whole market dynamic.

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nt_jerkface Member since:

You can get a friggin dual-core Wolfdale for 50 bucks.

What the hell do you want? A free cpu with every BK value meal?

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bnolsen Member since:

So apparently computers and computing have gotten as far as they ever will and we may as well give into our intel overlords?

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