GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. ronjor

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  2. Rasheed187

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    I think it's a bit sad that IBM has turned into a software and services company. Is it really that hard to make a profit from the hardware business? BTW, the first PC I ever bought (or actually my mom) was an IBM Aptiva from 1996, it had great speakers (sound system). :)
     
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    Yes. You'll observe companies eliminating 1 capacitor on a motherboard in order to save 5,000 dollars on the bottom line..
     
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    Their research and development labs are some of the best in the world. An astounding number of their engineering feats, produced over decades, can be found in many non-IBM products too. They hold an incredible list of patents.
     
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    The first computer i ever used was also an IBM Aptiva. I dont even know the specs since i was a little kid, i only remember how it looked. Hahahaha
    Those things were extremely expensive here!
     
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