Posts: 1064 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
This indicates that the merged companies won't stop PPC production in the near future.
Has anybody suspected otherwise? I am sure existing chips will continue to be manufactured for some time while there is a demand for them.
That being said, it is quite likely that the QorIQ series will make a full switch to ARM cores for future chip designs sooner rather than later. Considering that NXP have announced aggressive plans to reduce costs, continuing to develop PowerPC- as well as ARM-based QorIQ chips for years to come appears to be an improbable scenario.