__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 08:20 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips
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>>| For more than two decades, Microsoft's software and
>>| Intel's processors were so wedded that the pairingc
>>| ame to be known as Wintel. But as that computing era
>>| wanes, Microsoft is turning to a new source of chip
>>| design: its own labs.
>> Live Services, XBox (hardware), Zune (hardware) and some other
>> products/markets already illustrate the highly abysmal reach
>> for markets that would supposedly cushion the fall. These
>> products lose a lot of money (e.g. MSN, XBox) whilst the cash
>> cows (software) lose market share. And you though it was
>> Micro-soft... throughout an identity crisis.
> Are MS really likely to be able to produce successful chip designs?
> Somehow, I find it difficult to accept that their internal culture is
> capable of doing such.
It now appears to be more official. They intend to produce the chips for the
XBox. Let's hope that it won't increase the failure rate from 30-50% to
Hardware, be very afraid! The BSoD is coming your way.
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