Does it *really* matter who makes the chips?
Isn't it far more important that the pathetic "Acorn vs Microsoft/Intel" attitude is forgotten. That battle was lost at least 15 years ago.
It would be perfectly feasible for RISC OS to exist as a fairly large niche market, but that aint gonna happen when such old-fashioned attitudes hang around.
The market should be trying to embrace new technology, not shy away from it because it might cost some cash.