In this video, Andrew Tonner examines Intel's potential foray into the chip fabrication business. With the PC market in decline, Andrew says, Intel needs to diversify into other sources of revenue, and chip fabrication would be one such source. While Intel has the size, scale and technology to pull this move off, chip fabrication requires a lot of cash to start up, and Intel has no major customer lined up to buy these chips. So while chip fabrication will bring in added revenue, Andrew argues, the startup costs may erode any revenues significantly.

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