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Intel reportedly cutting thousands of jobs as PC market slows
As shown by various reports in recent months, the PC market is slowing down in 2022 compared to previous years. Besides the PC vendors themselves, one of the companies most affected by this decline is Intel, which is now reportedly cutting thousands of jobs to reduce losses in its revenue. Intel...
1) “thousands?” So, enough people at Intel to design a single chip?
2) Apple was the first shoe to drop. x86 is going to be relegated to smaller and smaller portions of the computing market as time marches on. Intel will eventually have to adopt some sort of RISC, but unless and until they get their fabs in order they would be competing against everyone else but without any advantage - their designs are not good, their fabs are not good, and they won’t have instruction set lock-in.
Expect them to do something stupid like invent a new ISA, throw an x86 on the corner of the die, and try to transition everyone to a new type of lock-in.