ARM Macbook is ridiculous, says Intel

The Santa Clara based company says Apple helps it shaping its roadmap, and the concept of ARM Macbook is ridiculous

Intel seems to be quite comfortable admitting that Apple helps shaping its roadmap. Tom Kilroy, a senior vice president at Intel admitted during the Reuters Global Technology Summit in New York on Wednesday that the success of Apple’s products helps Intel think about its future devices and the chips in those.

"We work very closely with them and we're constantly looking down the road at what we can be doing relative to future products. I'd go as far as to say Apple helps shape our roadmap," Kilroy said.

Tom also pointed out Apple’s rumored decision of replacing the Macbooks’ processor with ARM’s as ridiculous. He told that although ARM is gaining popularity, those chips cannot come close to the performance of the Intel multicore processors (clocking at almost twice the speed of that of an ARM processor).

It is quite obvious that as Apple is selling millions of devices, the component makers are also raking in mullahs. This automatically gives rise to competition among the makers.

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-05-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)