“In its biggest strategic mistake in a decade, Intel has spent an estimated $2 billion creating a high-speed computer chip, the Itanium, that most customers don’t want and don’t need. Once intended to help the Santa Clara chip giant extend its dominance from personal computers to corporate computing, the Itanium has been such a flop that many industry insiders call it the ‘Itanic,'” Therese Poletti and Dean Takahashi report for The Mercury News.
“Moreover, Intel’s insistence on supporting the Itanium over a cheaper, more popular technology that accomplishes many of the same aims has opened the door for its archrival, Advanced Micro Devices, to make inroads into the market for high-power machines companies use to manage financial transactions and run corporate networks,” Poletti and Takahashi report.
“Even Hewlett-Packard, which co-developed the Itanium with Intel, has bowed to customer demand and said it would sell AMD-powered servers,” Poletti and Takahashi report. “Two weeks ago, Intel did an about-face, announcing that it would incorporate technology that mimics AMD’s fast-selling Opteron chip into cheaper Intel chips being introduced later this year.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Although the article glaringly makes no mention of it, Apple and IBM together introduced and shipped the world