sgimipsprst: ------------ I think that is a fair - if not perfectly accurate - over simplification - that is directionally correct ------------
Wrong is closer to the truth.
You are focusing on simple descriptions ("RISC" and "CISC") and applying some kind of competitive advantage. You can't use these simple terms in the way you do, for example:
"The third reason is that Intel designers realized that they could apply RISC design philosophies and practices to their architecture. For example, the P6 core of the PentiumPro processor and its successors has special functional units which expand, or "crack", the majority of the CISC instructions into multiple simpler RISC operations. Internally, processors using the P6 core are RISC machines that emulate a CISC architecture."