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Internet News   Internet News : IBM and Freescale, together again
   posted by kgrach on 7-Feb-2006 3:05:27 (2087 reads)
Motorola spin-off Freescale Semiconductor has joined Power.org as a founding member.

Freescale and IBM announced the membership in the organization focused on development around the IBM’s Power processor and collaboration between the companies at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.

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ErikBauer 
Re: IBM and Freescale, together again
Posted on 7-Feb-2006 8:10:16
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That's really good news!
Once Apple switched to Intel I feared for Power technology.
Bu luckly I was wrong!


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Good news, will be interesting to see what comes out of the new relationship!


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Re: IBM and Freescale, together again
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The Register are carrying the same story. Things are not looking so bad after all.


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Anonymous 
Re: IBM and Freescale, together again
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This is wonderful news, and proves that the PowerPC-technology is the future

 
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They were never looking bad in the first place.

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Rob 
Re: IBM and Freescale, together again
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>The two companies plan several key collaborative efforts, including creating a common instruction set architecture

Does this mean IBM processors may have Altivec in the future.

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clebin 
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The G5 (IBM 970/970fx) already has Altivec.


BTW: How can you join something as a founding member?

Chris


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@Rob

The rose just has a different name.

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@PEB

Is this is a reference to .... to.... Saturday.... ?


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@clebin

I was thinking about IBM's 750 series processors.

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