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IBM can't give away its chip business: report

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selling in bulk.

If I as an individual wanted to design a new product tomorrow without signing an NDA or paying licensing fees. IBM's chips are not what I would choose.

Amtel - yes

Microchip - Yes

ARM - yes

Intel - Yes

PowerPC - No

After three generations of hardware, I might start to look at using IBM chips. Or stick with what I know instead of a new architecture learning curve and adding new sw/hw bugs.

This is fine for IBM, they do not want to deal in small numbers (1k-100k units), but it is why they are making a loss.

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