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Mord
Nov 18, 2003, 03:13 PM
what are the chip department of motorolas other incomes? will they try to make a g6 to get apple back?

Fender2112
Nov 18, 2003, 04:58 PM
Who cares? :rolleyes:

aethier
Nov 18, 2003, 05:24 PM
they also sell chips for hdtv's. but they recently sold their PowerPC liscence.

aethier

SiliconAddict
Nov 18, 2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Hector
will they try to make a g6 to get apple back?

God willing, no. Does anyone believe that even if they did that:

1. They could compete with anything IBM could throw at them. For god sake IBM has some of the most advanced fab plants on the planet.

2. Jobs and Apple got burned by Moto in a big way. The G5 was the first breath of fresh air that Apple has had in a long time. Fool me once........ I personally think we are likely to see a new Newton before they even consider going back to Moto.

3. Moto talks big with their specs but never releases anything in mass quantity or pushes back a release date further and further. IMHO again, they are liars or can't get their act together.

Sun Baked
Nov 18, 2003, 05:35 PM
The 7457-RM will be out "real soon," just trust in Mother Motorola. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?postid=380969

Finally a G4 "shipping" with an on board memory controller. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?postid=380969

Built in RIO port. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?postid=380969

Additional processing units in the "future" to balance the specmarks. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?postid=380969

Expanded address bus "soon." http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?postid=380969

bousozoku
Nov 18, 2003, 07:57 PM
They sell their embedded processors for network hardware, as well. It's usually less demanding because there's no operating system, so the low clock speeds don't matter as much.

As many mistakes as they've made in each market, it's a wonder they're still in business. Of course, that's how it was with them in the 1960s too.

Catfish_Man
Nov 18, 2003, 09:05 PM
Apple isn't that big a customer for Motorola. Motorola's real strength is in the embedded market, both with the G4, and with their dragonball (68k) chip series. Moto's going to keep making chips, but I'm not sure what (if anything) they've got lined up for Apple.