[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Jun 19 07:00:24 CDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Giagnocavo" <patrick at mail.zill.net>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

> On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 07:48:20AM +0300, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>> Which may be the reason Apple droppped it. If Microsoft buys two of them
>> for each XBOX 2, and they sell 10 million the first year, how many chips
>> are left over for Apple?
> But wouldn't it be logical that the price would drop as volume
> increased?  Surely they would be able to afford to bring up another
> fab, or run the fabs they have at 110% for a while, if it meant
> selling 3 million or more chips to Apple?

How do you run a 24x7x365 fab at 110%? On a leap year you get an extra what, 
.25% from the extra day (29 Feb)...

Another fab would take years and cost untold $millions - and if Apple is 
able to switch out at any point, why would an mfg. invest in such a 

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