Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

simo> So what ? The Iyonix is *not* effected by *any* of this (the IOP321 is *not* being discontinued). Intel also shelved an ARM processor called the StrongARM some years back - what's the relevance.

I'd also point out that StrongARM although out of production can *still* be purchased (from warehouse stores rather than off Intel's own production line as it were).

Intel makes such announcements so that manufacturers have a *timely oppertunity* to switch to new processors. The same would occur for the IOP-321 (if/when) it is retired, and that isn't the subject of this announcement and is not going to happen for quite some time.

So I am afraid that the A9 is not going to find itself compeditorless just yet (thanks to the lower cost/slimmer Aria it's going to have a *more* serious compeditor), and when the 80321 passes away there is the even more jucey 80332 waiting in the wings and Castle will have more than enough time to get ready for that when the time eventually comes.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 2/8/05 7:05PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 16114
Timestamp: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:07:41 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • A9home DIY laptop: first pictures
    And other odds and sods from the Christmas 2007 show
     22 comments, latest by sa110 on 1/6/08 4:47PM. Published: 1 Dec 2007

  • Random article

  • VirtualAcorn boasts 3000 users
    You win a gold star
     63 comments, latest by Gulli on 30/08/05 5:27PM. Published: 19 Aug 2005

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I'm not sure I could have trusted you six months ago"
    Page generated in 0.0563 seconds.