Interesting article by a former Intel employee. Not that I agree with it but interesting perspective just the same.
The Morphing of Intel's Monopoly
It was a generation ago when Intel, less than three years old, created the three fundamental building blocks of the compute era: the DRAM, the EPROM and the Microprocessor, an incredible feat of innovation by any measure. Manufacturing yield, not power or performance determined success of failure and in the first two