Philip Oakey submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which puts the transition in perspective. He gives reason to believe that IBM's processors are only temporally bogged down and that the company will continue leading the industry as it does now."
July 9, 2004
The Ninety Nanometer Speed-bump
Kelly McNeill writes "The semiconductor industry has hit the proverbial wall in its transition to the ninety nanometer process. Every major chip supplier is having trouble, but the problem got some Mac users (who didn't see the full picture) asking if IBM's semiconductor problems were a repeat of the Motorola era. A time when updates were few and relatively insignificant.