It's a lovely marketing stamp in general.
In practice though, on HTC devices at least, it means putting in a decent headphone amp that is actually big enough for poor quality headphones, and having some built in equalizing code that pushed up the bass.
For most people, it means things sound better...
They need a reason to create jobs anywhere in the world other then the US?
That seems like a very small minded view of the world where the US is number 1, and everyone has an obligation to give it some special priority.
The Singapore packing plant is one of their largest as far as i know. Every chip from Ireland goes there for example.
It's probably rarer to see a Singapore packaged chip in the US, but most of the chips in Europe and Asia at least go through there. That's mostly my personal experience, but yeah.
But they already do...
Intel's tax makes up a pretty big chunk of the entire tax take, and it alone is 2%-3% of Ireland's GDP.
Oh that right, your just making a snarky ill informed comment and jumping on the tax haven bandwagon.
Well... we're talking about a huge manufacturing facility that requires it's own substations and high voltage hookup via a network of pylons.
One that needs millions of litres of fresh water.
Not to mention the huge car parks for all the workers that permanently alters the run-off of rain, and makes floods much more likely.
And that minor detail of the need of transport infrastructure to stop the area around being permanently gridlocked.
Yeah... i'm pretty thankful we have a Government agency to make sure all that gets thought of ahead of time and corporations can't just ride in an destroy a country at a whim. If anything i wish they hadn't been so laid back in the past on planning and avoided things like apartments exceeding the water supply for an entire district, business parks miles from the nearest public transport and huge shopping centres right next to motorways turning them into car parks.
There's a bit of a difference between Dell and Intel in terms of the skill level of the jobs, and the R&D portion involved.
I don't reckon Intel would have as much to gain chasing subsidies and throwing away their highly skilled personnel.
Are you sure?
If you're always using the same browser, with the same addons and extensions installed, same local machine config details being shared... you could have been fingerprinted.
It's not 100% accurate, but the more times they see you the more times they can guess your're the same person.
Sure, they don't have your email, but they can still stitch together multiple sessions information.
You are right. It's really hard to see this ever taking off in the US when there is still a debate of seat belts... seat belts for crying out loud.
It's like you are 30 years behind the rest of the world in terms of car safety.