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Intel disappointed with Apple over iPhone chip choice

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2008

Apple disappoints Intel

Apple will not be incorporating Intel chips into its iPhone in the near future, according to Intel's digital enterprise group general manager Patrick Gelsinger in a discussion about the company's shrinking x86 platform. Forbes reveals that Gelsinger is disappointed that Apple "chose not to take that road map at their next generation platform," noting that Intel has a plan to take advantage of its x86 desktop architecture.

As processors become increasingly miniscule and complex, Moore's law - an observation by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore which states that processors will double resident transistors every to years - is progressively more expensive and unwieldy for some companies to keep up with. Intel's plan revolves around multi-core processors, spreading platform awareness, and mass distribution, with Gelsinger hoping to deliver "computing and connectivity to everyone on the planet 24 by 7."



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  1. Guest

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    Memory Loss?

    Wasn't there a certain chip manufacturer that was recently purchased by Apple? And didn't Steve Jobs state publicly that he looked at this said company as a resource for developing custom chips for the iPhone and other mobile devices?

    Seems like an alternate reality to assume that Intel would be inside, now doesn't it?

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    PA Semi

    ...designs chips, they do not manufacture them. PA-Semi always contracted other chip foundries to manufacture their chips -- usually, Texas Instruments.

    Whatever comes out of the Apple acquisition will most likely be equally contracted out - conceivable that Intel may get some of that business, if they offer the better deal :-)

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