- Oct 14, 2003
I got interested in their history and starting looking into it. Yes product is part of the reason but at the same time they bought a distributor and started manufacturing their own. So at the same time it cost them massive amounts of money buying the company it alienated the partners making their cards. When it comes to cost, I don't think the acquisition just cost them in terms of money. It probably changed the dynamic of the company and made things more difficult to get the roadmap going.Isn't that only because they were out competed?
If they had a better product than nvidia and ATI they would have stayed in business?
I agree with this too but they need to focus on being a distributor of chips like they are doing now. Even their "Intel laptop" it's never their own brand, since they allow the interested parties to rebrand it as their own. Only the NUCs are theirs.It's the perfect time to launch a new video card. Even if it has some flaws, you can undercut the competition on price and still make money.
Actually I know Intel is really good at that. If you have the necessary resources, manpower, and the skill to set up a company to build products using their chips, they will help you a ton. Documents, reference PCBs, technical support, etc. The mini PC makers like GPD, how do you think they started in the first place?
Product is only half of the story. Rest is human relations.