Intel vs. Qualcomm and AMD

I’ve blogged several times (here and here and here) about the emergence of ARM in the (formerly) Wintel world (known as Windows On ARM — WOA).

The last time I said “It’s coming faster than even I expected.”

It’s here.

In August 2019 Samsung announced their Galaxy Book S running Windows 10 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx chip. It’s on a 7nm die.

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For Pete’s sake, Microsoft’s CEO was on stage at Samsung’s announcement.

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AMD’s latest Ryzen CPUs are on a 7nm die and are announced to ship in Q3 2019.

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In June 2019 Intel began making their 10-series processors using 10nm die but won’t be up to volume shipments until “sometime at the end of the year and early 2020.”

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Then in August 2019 Intel announced more 10-series processors built on its 14nm process technology

Intel is at least a generation behind.

And in July 2019 Intel announced that they were selling their modem business to Apple.

Probably won’t be seeing these much longer.

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Do you sense that Intel is circling the drain?

Originally published at https://blog.benmoore.info.

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