September 4, 2010

I was quoted in a couple of articles on Channelweb this week.

ChannelWeb

"AMD's integration of CPU and GPU technology sounds really exciting," said Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at system builder Nor-Tech, Burnsville, Minn. ATI labels feature prominently on a variety of hardware devices, including Mac computers. This move would give AMD greater visibility and exposure to consumers as it seeks to enhance the entertainment experience on a new platform. This is an important advantage, given who they are competing against.

ChannelWeb

Developing an x86 smartphone processor would certainly make a lot of sense, says Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at system builder Nor-Tech, Burnsville, Minn.

"Intel has proven its ability to develop new markets with its Atom processor, and may want to do the same with the SmartPhone," Swank said.

Intel’s new notebook platform with security is intriguing, given the slowdown of the traditional client/server space, Swank said. The Infineon acquisition also helps put the McAfee purchase in a more logical perspective, as Intel prepares to combine chip security with wireless capability.

"McAfee does not have a better customer strategy or a better channel strategy than Intel,” Swank said. “The only reason I could see for acquiring McAfee would be to enhance its own technology.”