HP & Compaq

From: Carlos Murillo <cmurillo_at_emtelsa.multi.net.co>
Date: Tue Sep 4 21:15:39 2001

At 02:44 PM 9/4/01 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Carlos Murillo wrote:
>> HP needed better production technology than what they had in
>> order for their new chip design to stick. The choices were DEC,
>> Intel and IBM. Guess what happened.
>IBM is doing the multi-layer ceramic interconnect packaging for the

IBM was a latecomer in the alliance. At the time this was agreed,
DEC's Alpha outclocked all other mass-production cpus, but Intel
was outspending everyone in production technology research.
IA64 is the result of a chain of decisions that started a long
time ago.

Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez carlos_murillo_at_nospammers.ieee.org
Received on Tue Sep 04 2001 - 21:15:39 BST

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