Wow, I didn't see this coming:
Apple disses Intel's Atom, buys PowerPC designer P.A. Semi.
I had been vaguely aware of P.A. Semi, but didn't know where they'd find
big demand for their advanced PowerPC CPU.
And Apple has become
more of a system designer than a chip designer.
So I wouldn't have guessed that they'd buy a Semiconductor IP company.
Some have twittered, "why not AMD?"
For that matter, why not Transmeta, if they're looking for a very low power mobile CPU?
Congratulations, P.A. Semi!
It will be fun to see how this plays out.