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Intel, AMD drop out of mobile handset chipset game

Jun 29, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

June, 2006 may go down in history as the month both Intel and AMD dropped out of the high-stakes, ultra-high-volume mobile phone chip market. Within a period of just two weeks, AMD sold off its MIPS-based Alchemy chip line, and Intel unloaded its ARM-based XScale applications and baseband processor business.

“Why did these chip giants suddenly lose interest in a market that recorded its two billionth customer late last year?,” asks senior editor Henry Kingman in an op-ed here at

Read his complete editorial to find out what's really going on:

Intel, AMD drop out of mobile handset chipset game

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