Unformatted text preview: Intel running out of ideas for improvements Competitors improved ability to imitate Intels innovations Innovation of the Microprocessor How was the microprocessor invented? Was it the result of a large Intel R&amp;D effort to find innovative new chip designs? o Minor external contract work for a Japanese handheld calculator company o Design ownership converted to Japanese and had to be bought back Accidental and unplanned innovation But perfect timing, right? o Struggling core product o Very promising innovative product...
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- Fall '08