Analysts Disagree Deeply Over ARM's Chances in Netbooks
Mar 11, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)
"After spending a year behind a tree looking in on the
playground as the new kid, too anxious to approach Intel, VIA is
finally making its first steps onto the netbook playground with its
latest toy, the Nano. AMD is kind of lost somewhere on the other
end of town, but will eventually get there. Eventually.
"ARM, on the other hand, has been sitting on a bench near the
playground with its gang of licensees, ready to storm the
playground, kick Intel to the curb, and shove it to the fancier
part of the playground. ARM wants the rest of the playground, the
part Intel finds too cheap to play on. And according to one
analyst, ARM is going to succeed in doing just that."