It makes strategic sense for both companies. The combination of Apple's growing demand and market share in smart phones and tablets gives Intel a position in these markets and drives the logic volume Intel needs to stay ahead in manufacturing. Intel's manufacturing lead gives Apple an additional competitive advantage in these markets and distances it from Asian competitors...it would also serve to weaken Samsung, who is a significant competitive threat to both companies.
Hmm.... why does it feel like Apples playing the wolf game....,
apple to samsung, "we gonna sue you"
apple to intel, "hey hey.... whats up?"
intel looks around and thinks..... Hmmmm?
I did not think Intel could make ARM processors? I guess they could put some Atoms in an Apple device, but it would drop that battery life, which is really becoming the major positive of getting an Apple device. It is at least the only one I see personally. I mean yeah a 3 year old could probably operate one to, but anyone with the cash to buy one for themselves battery life will be a consideration for a mobile/semi mobile device (smart phone/ tablet-slate). I heard Atoms like to eat batteries in 3-4 hours at best at least with continuous use..
"Apple would need to build chips on either Intel's 32nm process or the 22nm technology it's currently working on."
They'd have to re-engineer the chip. Maybe even using some of that stuff from the dark silicon article.
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If Intel has spare plant capacity to handle at least 32nm node production or re-tool at existing older plant to do so, it might just work. I personally think GF might be a better bet unless there is a solid fight for price, if Intel really wants it. They will probably get it.
All of the pure play foundries would like Apple's business-that's a given. Intel is unusual (if the rumor is true) because it isn't a pure play.
I don't see Intel biting on this. They would have to take away production from lines they are using for their own products.
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InfinityzeN1:I don't see Intel biting on this
The new iMacs that were just released have the Z68 chipset in them. Nobody else does at this point. Also, the new high-speed Thunderbolt port, developed by both Intel and
Apple, is only on the new MacBook Pros, introduced earlier this
year, and the new iMacs. Intel said in February that Apple will have a year-long head start in deploying the technology, which allows data transfer rates of 10Gbps.
Safe to say that they're already in bed together, and getting cozier all of the time!
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Year-long for driver development maybe. But for devices/peripherals, it would take longer as those needed drivers as well. For now, it will be a niche market tech for some time, until the PC industry mainstreams it.
fteoOpty64:Year-long for driver development maybe. But for devices/peripherals, it would take longer as those needed drivers as well.
RE: Thunderbolt,...for a year, if you want it, you have to buy a Mac. That's Intel's deal with them. PC makers are already in development, (drivers & such) and have been for a while.
RE: Z68 chipset,...it will come out all over in less than a week, but Apple has it now.
Apple and Intel are already hot & heavy for exclusivity deals and early release of components, and Intel has resources to spare for them. (or the cash on hand to build for them)
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