Working for Intel has been a lesson in humility the past year or so especially as AMD has really kicked sand in our face. It was great to read Tom’s Hardware ‘s review of the soon to be released Conroe processor – http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/07/14/core2_duo_knocks_out_athlon_64/ . Now I realize the fight is far from over and hope that our chip designers (I develop software for the manufacturing side of the house) continue to crank sweet new processors out. But the bet the company made over the last two years to move to the Core architecture is starting to pay off. You combine that with a much needed repurposing (and resizing) and hopefully we’ll be better positioned to be the tech leader going forward.