When Apple converted to Intel in 2005 that was big. But 2008 Intel Atom converts make this look like a small-town baptism.
Overall, it was a good year for the Intel faithful despite the Wall Street financial crisis. Intel handily beat Advanced Micro Devices in the PC processor performance war. (Not coincidentally, AMD was forced to spin off its manufacturing operations to save itself.) But that really was last year's news since AMD had not been delivering competitive processors for almost two years.
The tectonic shift in 2008 came as one PC maker after another adopted Intel's new … Read more