Monday, 13 December 2004

AMD and IBM claim semiconductor breakthrough - Yahoo! UK & Ireland News An obscure little headline, this, but with deep implications. IBM and AMD banding together could prove to be the beginning of the end for Intel, especially in light of their recent Itanium problems. The comment that "innovation has surpassed scaling as the primary driver of semiconductor technology performance improvements" hints that perhaps Intel have been sitting too long in Dr Moore's shadow.

More fickle competition now: Yahoo! News - Sony takes on Nintendo in portable game console market with PSP - nice to see Nintendo getting some competition in the portable game marketplace, although I can't help wondering why Sony didn't do this years ago, or if they had good reason, why they're suddenly deciding to compete now. Will this be just another Sony niche product, or will it be a Walkman? Time will tell...

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