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Anand Chandrasekher  (Source: itnews)
Chandrasekher's comments come back to bite him in the butt

It looks as though comments made by Anand Chandrasekher, SVP and CMO at Qualcomm, have really come back to bite him, as he has been reassigned within the company.
According to a statement provided to CNET, "Anand Chandrasekher, is moving to a new role leading our exploration of certain enterprise related initiatives. Anand will continue to report to Steve Mollenkopf, COO and President of Qualcomm. This will be effective immediately.”
The ruckus all started earlier this month when Chandrasekher was rather blunt in his assessment of Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor that powers the iPhone 5S along with the upcoming iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.
Chandrasekher commented, "I know there's a lot of noise because Apple did [64-bit] on their A7. I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There's zero benefit a consumer gets from that.”
He went on to add, "Predominantly... you need it for memory addressability beyond 4GB. That's it. You don't really need it for performance, and the kinds of applications that 64-bit get used in mostly are large, server-class applications."
It didn’t take long for the comments to stir up a bit of controversy in the tech community, and a Qualcomm spokesman later attempted to distance the company from the statements regarding the relevance of 64-bit processors in mobile devices:
The comments made by Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO, about 64-bit computing were inaccurate. The mobile hardware and software ecosystem is already moving in the direction of 64-bit; and, the evolution to 64-bit brings desktop class capabilities and user experiences to mobile, as well as enabling mobile processors and software to run new classes of computing devices.
It is unknown what role Chandrasekher currently holds at Qualcomm, but CNET reports that he has been booted from the company’s leadership page.

Source: CNET

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RE: Just wow...
By inighthawki on 10/25/2013 3:47:44 PM , Rating: 3
Amazing how many people still think the only advantage to 64-bit is address space.

RE: Just wow...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/25/2013 4:51:53 PM , Rating: 5
DT isn't where you generally find people who are technically knowledgeable

RE: Just wow...
By retrospooty on 10/25/2013 10:43:24 PM , Rating: 2
In all fairness the collective IQ goes up when you log off :P

RE: Just wow...
By TakinYourPoints on 10/26/2013 1:56:52 AM , Rating: 1
Haha, look who's feelings are hurt

RE: Just wow...
By inighthawki on 10/26/2013 3:13:32 AM , Rating: 1
Yeah I don't know what he's talking about. You seem to be the only other person here who is smart enough to acknowledge that 64-bit computing is useful for more than just "having more than 4GB of RAM"

RE: Just wow...
By retrospooty on 10/26/2013 9:47:33 AM , Rating: 1
I was just joking with him relating to other things, not making a comment on 64bit specifically.

I think 64bit is a smart move. Better to have it in ahead of when its needed than afterward. Not alot of benefit yet, as most things on a phone are specifically designed to be small and efficient, but it will come, and if the ecosystem is already ready and standardized it can only be good. It's an all plus and no minus move, just that the plus inst that apparent yet.

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