Re: Power still kicking? imagine the
But no phones or tablets? which is where the growth is.
Not necessarily. The age of consumerism is coming to an end. This household probably has about a dozen CPUS. two desktops, one server, one laptop. two simple mobile phones a router. two cameras, a car with at least 3 CPUs in it. a smart TV. Oh hang on, there two more set top boxes..the supermarket I shop at has handheld devices, tills and my bank has ATMS..god knows how many CPUs this post goes through as well..
there's a bunch of dead boxes as well that have CPUS in em :-)
VERY few of these are X86. three I think. some are arm, some are - well probably - custom embedded chips i've never heard of.
Only two are 'mobile devices'
Oh and there's an old PABX,. That's got a CPU, and some model radio stuff. THAT has CPUs as well..what today does NOT have a CPU of some sort? the radio thermostat, the central heating timers..??? What about the two DVD players? Bet there's a CPU in THOSE too.
Smart appliances, smart meters, the control gear that looks after everything from power stations to petrol pumps. everywhere you look there is digital processing going on, more and more of it, and an internet that needs CPU grunt just to switch messages around a vast and growing network.
mobile devises? Pah! a flash in the pan.