November 7, 2012

Why Apple Should Ditch Intel

Tom Simonite, Technology Review


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Bloomberg reports that Apple is considering a revolutionary step in the computing business: building its PCs around processor technology like that used in tablets and smartphones. It’s a step that would see the company ditch the world’s largest chip maker, Intel. Apple already designs the chips for iPads and iPhones, with some help from Samsung, and has aggressively hired semiconductor designers, particularly in its Austin offices. In a statement announcing management changes two weeks ago, Apple mentioned that its semiconductor teams “have ambitious plans for the future.”

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