At the TiEcon 2009 conference that ran from May 15-16, Maritz gave a brief oral history of the Intel x86 chip architecture noting its shortcomings and the challenges presented by ARM, the chip design which powers most of the world’s cell phones and future Netbooks running on Google’s Chrome operating system.
The video was made available by TechPulse360.
“Consumer devices came along and there was one problem with the x86 instruction set. All of that complexity in there accumulated over the years meant it’s a power hog. It loves electricity,” he said in the video, referring to Intel’s x86 architecture, which virtually all PCs use today.
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