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IBM can't give away its chip business: report

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Re: selling in bulk.

For radiation-hardened, high reliability space-based processors (i.e., Mars rovers):

Amtel - No

Microchip - No

ARM - No

Intel - No

PowerPC - Yes

If I was an astronaut travelling the 9-10 months to Mars, I would want the space qualified/proven version of the PowerPC running things on my spacecraft, no matter how out-of-date it is purported to be.

Newer isn't always better.

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