On Jan 27, 2009, at 8:14 PM, Mitch Bradley wrote: > On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Carlos Nazareno > <object...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> AMD sees no Geode chip replacement in sight >>> AMD on Monday said it has no replacement for the aging Geode low- >>> power >>> chips that are used in netbooks and set-top boxes. >>> http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/274414/ >>> amd_sees_no_geode_chip_replacement_sight >> > > The cost of developing and supporting a processor family is > staggering. > > AMD bought the Geode business from another company. Often, when a > company buys a business unit, that unit withers on the vine. The > "new kids on the block" have a difficult time establishing a strong > place within the established "pecking order", so in the competition > for resources, the new group often comes up short. When there is > an economic downturn, the new group is often the first to go.
Much worse, as AMD bought Geode from National, who had obtained it six years earlier through acquiring Cyrix. wad _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel