Plus, wasn't there an article here about a month ago along the lines of Intel plans to charge more for their silicon...because they can?
Indeed, just because a company isn't rolling in massive profit doesn't mean they are bad, or useless. Maybe ARMs less-profit/more-parts approach will win in the long run? Certainly, I'm looking around my room at the smartphone, the PVR, the printers... You know what I see? Souped up Z80 in the DeskJet, ST20-alike in the satellite box, Intel Atom in my eeePC, and ARM, a lot. I have a number of RISC OS computers, but I think I have more non-RISC OS ARM powered hardware these days.
1.9 billion. That's a massive number. "Yet Another Anon Coward" - you can keep your McDonald's. I'm for the shortbread.