Am I the only one thinking...

Article: P.A. Semi's PA6T-1682M System-on-a-Chip
By: Daniel Bizó (, October 24, 2005 2:04 pm
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Foo_ ( on 10/24/05 wrote:
>Am I the only one thinking that this could have been a nice laptop/iMac chip for Apple?
>PowerPC compatible including VMX, nice performance with quite low power, lots of
>things integrated on-die (including memory controller so Apple don't have to design their own awful one ;-))...

From a technical perspective may be, but from a business viewpoint it would be a dumb decision I guess. Apple needs solid roadmap from a rock solid vendor with state-of-the-art designs, flexible volume shipments on time, a reliable and cheaply managable source. Yes, Intel, like any other CPU-vendor faces risks, as we witness it with the case of Montecito, but still considered lot more dependable.
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RWT on P.A. SemiDavid Kanter2005/10/24 05:19 AM
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    Thanks for the correctionDavid Kanter2005/10/24 10:30 PM
  nice piece, very well donemas2005/10/24 08:26 AM
  RWT on P.A. SemiLinus Torvalds2005/10/24 10:09 AM
  Am I the only one thinking...Foo_2005/10/24 12:09 PM
    Am I the only one thinking...Daniel Bizó2005/10/24 02:04 PM
  RWT on P.A. SemiBill Todd2005/10/26 04:53 PM
    RWT on P.A. SemiDavid Kanter2005/10/26 05:57 PM
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