Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 23:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang. This guy is usually to the point, and doesn't sugar-coat his words, so interviews with him are generally good stuff to read. This time around, he had Intel and Apple down his sights. The iPad's A4 processor doesn't measure up to his company's Tegra 2, and Intel's Z6 Moorestown is not competitive in any way. At least, that's what he claims.
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I'll agree that Apple has great product designers but "out of nothing" is stretching it. There was a bustling "mp3 player" business before Apple joined in. They had a hopping market to watch and research before dropping there own late entry into the competition. Brilliant marketing combined with good product design and a market that had been through the gauntlet of some really crappy hardware/tethered-sync-software combination. Apple did come in with a better product offering but they didn't invent a new market with the Apple MP3 Player.

The same goes for the phone. We already had a smartphone segment within the general mobile phone market. Apple didn't invent this. Mr Jobs did not exhale the mystic words "let there be phone". While the product itself is good for what it's allowed to do, there was also a heavy dose of marketing and consumer lock-in involved and ongoing.

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