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Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's a Marvel

that Marvell picked up the struggling group that they did. I've always had respect for Marvell's business acuity. But one can be hopeful that they will give it the proper attention and turn it into something valuable. A little help with execution (no, not shooting the designers... well, maybe just a few middle managers) and lack of a shadow from big brother might actually work and turn out a lean organization and a lean mean processor.

All I can say is, it is about time.

Oh, and to my faithful reader - if there is one. Sorry, been busy keeping head above water.


At June 29, 2006 5:54 PM, Blogger Josh Bancroft said...

I love XScale powered devices, and it was the best handheld processor out there (with no real competition), but it just never seemed to take off, and I think it was a smart move for Intel to spin off the group.

I hope that everyone involved gets treated well, and that this ends up being a good move for both Intel and Marvell.

At August 17, 2006 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shame really, XScale should have driven our growth in the handheld business. Heard many theories for failure, over/under-designed,too expensive,chasing too few/too many design wins, wrong dev tools no buy-in on the roadmaps etc I sort of hope marvel do well with it, but it's also kind of a grudging wish in the sense if we couldn't make it pay, why will they? Still, best of luck to all the ex's, hope it's you're best last home. It was kinda fun trying.


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