PowerPC's second wind??
December 6, 2005 6:47PM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
Interesting article I thought you guys may want to check out
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December 6, 2005 7:37PM
He confirms that Freescale is no longer interested in the laptop/desktop arena:
Mayer: Desktop is a very small piece of our business, and it's going away. Our only customer is Apple (for laptops), and they are switching to Intel sometime next year. We were not happy to lose a customer, but frankly, with all of the growth opportunities that we have in front of us,
it was not a good use of our resources to try to defend half a percent market share
, which is how much desktop we have against Intel.
OK, Intel has the PC, that's fine. There are so many opportunities outside the PC that it's much better using our resources to try to go into spaces where we are really leaders.
Innovation is moving away from the PC space, and it's moving to consumer electronics. It's moving to the game console. It's moving to cars. It's moving to phones. iPod, that's where innovation is.
So desktop is not a market that we want to serve