Intel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: ReutersIntel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: Reuters
Intel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: Reuters
Michael Bruck
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Bruck

How a decision 15 years ago contributed to Intel’s fall from grace today

  • Investors sold Intel’s stock and it lost around US$50 billion in valuation, while TSMC saw its market valuation increase by over 50 per cent in the same period
  • Apple’s decision to use ARM instead of Intel gave TSMC the learning curve advantage which over time enabled it to pull ahead in manufacturing process technology

Intel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: ReutersIntel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: Reuters
Intel’s transformation from a memory chip company in the ’70s to a microprocessor company in the ’80s set in motion the PC era, with Intel not only supplying the key component, but also setting the standards. Photo: Reuters
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