Quote Originally Posted by L33F3R View Post
Name 1 mainstream European semiconductor company. Guess what, all the best ones are in america.
It doesn't get much more mainstream than ARM Holdings, does it? Maybe you don't see the logo all over the place, but I think there are more ARM processors in service than x86 ones: for example there's one in every Nintendo DS, Wii, iPhone, and most iPod models, and that's just a few popular products that jump to mind. ARM is the rule rather than the exception for mobile stuff, and does pretty well in wired embedded stuff also.