Business to Business Marketing of Processors Essay

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Business to Business Marketing of Processors

Market Overview:

(a) The Microprocessor Manufacturers

Moore's Law states that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit for minimum component cost doubles every 24 months. In effect it has led to an exponential rise in microprocessor performance over the past few decades.
And as the microprocessors develop, so does the market. Currently, with Apple virtually opting out of the G-series processors (G5, G4) and the failure of Cyrix, the microprocessor market has come to be dominated by two players: Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
In this report, we would be considering three microprocessor classes:
(1) Desktop Processors

(2) Notebook Processors
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These computers are designed to withstand adverse weather conditions including heat, dust and humidity and can run on alternate power sources, including car batteries. The chassis is designed to keep the motherboard cool at temperatures as high as 45 degree Celsius, and resistant to humidity levels of 70-85 RH (relative humidity). The total power consumption of all the peripherals is less than 100 watts. The platform comes installed with a certificate-based access, allowing banks to verify the validity of instalment payments against the purchase of the PC.

For manufacturing of these ruggedized PCs, Intel has entered into an agreement with HCL Infosystems. HCL has a considerable experience for designing personal computers for the Indian market (an important business deal was with the State Band of India, which catapulted HCL into the top tier). It aims to leverage this expertise along with advanced know-how and components from Intel to produce this ruggedized PC. Intel in turn, stands to benefit as well from this transaction as it aims to introduce such PCs in other markets as well.

Wintel Effect

• One of the most important partnerships in the global computer industry is that of Intel and Microsoft. Cheap PCs using processors (CPUs) from Intel, coupled with operating system (OS) software from Microsoft, have defined

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