Friday, May 27, 2005

Agreed... chip making is chump business

"Via unfurls chip for low-cost notebooks | CNET "If Intel was the gorilla in the processor world, AMD was the chimp and Via was the monkey, Via CEO Wen Chi Chen once said in an interview"

It is interesting to see how the Taiwanese and Korean companies are moving up the food chain. Hopefully, Via and its likes will give the incumbents a run for their money.

In recent days there has been a lot of interest in low cost PCs to bridge the digital divide. Yet, the idea of using TV as a computer monitor does not seem to feature in that. Yes, it has been tried before and it failed. But, that was for the mainstream market.

Or, is it possible to have a computer inside the TV - put a harddisk and the processor. Maybe, the TV then can morph into DVR/ Computer and ... the media hub.

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