It’s A Good Thing For IBM That Samsung Makes Chips And Also Runs A Foundry
October 10, 2022 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Over the decades, Big Blue has invested an enormous sum of money – easily equal to hundreds of billions of dollars in inflation adjusted 2022 dollars – to figure out clever ways to etch transistors on silicon wafers and to package them up into chips that it and other companies used in commercial and consumer products. It was a great business right up to the minute it wasn’t, mostly because IBM’s chip volumes were getting smaller and smaller at the same time the cost of creating successively smaller transistors was getting larger and larger.
And so, back in 2014, IBM …Read more