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Intel has bled $7 billion while heavily subsidizing cheap x86 Atom Android tablets

benb

Active member
Assuming this is the end for Intel in the low end (mobile/tablet), it shows all the characteristics of the Innovator's Dilemma: Disruptive innovators gain a foothold and then move upmarket, while the incumbent retreats to where they can still obtain the margins they require.

Leads to a question--how do all these new ARM-ecosystem companies survive on such thin margins? Apart from Apple, I mean.
 
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