Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?
TPU was a powerful environment.
11 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012
Here in Sweden, I can get 250Mbps/100Mpbs (FTTH) for the equivalent of ~$40/month (I am still on 100/10 though, signed up some years ago). VPN and VoIP service included (call charges excluded).
This is thanks to shared infrastructure (the city-wide fiber network) and (actual) competition among the ISP's for the service.
Why the numerical keypad? I never use it and I don't think granny is heavy on data entry either. It's useless and just clutters the design. Typical of non-design-driven companies though (i.e. pretty much all but Apple) who just keep dragging along the old "features". Only if you look at smaller (i.e. 13") and thus more expensive laptops (except this ChromeBook I am writing on) the numerical keypad is gone and possibly then only because it didn't really fit.
$90m was not all salaries.
Calxeda designed and got fabbed two complete server SoC's (ECX-1000 w. Cortex-A9 and ECX-2000w. Cortex -A15) with their own fabric (to connect multiple SoC's). That cost a lost.
They are (were) a startup with a specific idea, what should management have done before the money ran out? Started chasing some other idea?
Calxeda is not the only company developing ARM-based server SOC's.
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