processor architecture. And that corporate dream is being realised right now, though not in the way Intel might have hoped. It's going to have to
share the credit with arch-rival AMD.
It all comes down to 64bit computing. Intel tried to stave off the market's hunger for a cheap 64bit processor, at least until it was ready to produce
cut-down versions of the Itanium, but the path was set by IBM and Intel many years ago. Intel failed to pay enough attention to its own history; the
lessons were there in the move from 16 to 32bit.