Feeds

We forgot some Chipzilla blunders…

...and not just in 1999

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Letter A reader has pointed out that we missed quite a few other things that Intel got wrong in 1999. And he adds that there are other factors, earlier in the decade, which ought to be taken into account when judging the company's performance. The author, who wishes to remain sub rosa, said: "It's not too late to insert a comment about Merced too. How about Intel converting the "processor of the next millenium" into a test chip. HP's interest and support for Merced is teetering on the edge. "Other '99 screw ups include the six month delay of AGP4x - the graphics chip makers were ready in the spring. "ATA 66 was introduced on low end systems six months before making it to high end systems. "Intel killed the 752 graphics chip and Intel's entire graphics business just months or weeks prior to the planned release of the chip. It then killed Real3D in the wake of this disaster. "And what about the BX chip set shortages, which are still continuing? "It's questionable whether Intel wasted both its own time and the industry's time on the NGIO bus wars, but resistance was futile against PCI-X. There are probably others. Intel actually screws up a lot. "There are a number of blunders which came earlier in the decade too, including the Covington, the i860, the Intel-VLSI Polar Chip set for handhelds, the acquisition of Chips & Techologies when it had a declining mkt share in the portable graphics market." (email name and address supplied). Want to take up arms in Intel's defence? Post a message in The Register forum. ® Related Story 1999: Annus Horribilis for Chipzilla

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.