quote: Salo indicated that customers showed interest in embedded processors derived from its highly successful Opteron processors. "There is a lot of opportunity there," Salo said.
quote: Given the excellent performance/watt of the 1GHz A64 1500+ (yes, it exists, exclusively in HP blades) making some embedded chips off that tangent would be a great plan
quote: "Embedded" does not always equal "handheld/PDA/cellphone."
quote: Thus the reason for the dominance of non-x86 architectures in the embedded market, e.g., PowerPC, ARM, DSPs, 8051 family, Zilog, PIC, etc., generally with much lower power consumption than an x86 counterpart.
quote: PowerPC hardly dominates the embedded market compared MIPS and ARM.
quote: In my opinion, Geode is being shut down or divested because it can't compete in the embedded market.
quote: Factor in "AMD Efficeon".