Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Why It Can Cost More By Being A Cheapskate

For Microsoft, at least.

With last years Xbox 360 recall brouhaha.

Microsoft designed the graphic chip for Xbox 360 in-house and dealing with a chip foundry directly. Bypassing chip design firm saved it millions.

But the recall cost Microsoft billions.

And untold damage to its reputation.

But that is akin to a stabbing someone that has already been hung, drawn and quartered. It matters not one whit.

It appears that Microsoft may have said 'penny saved, penny earned' once too often.

From EEtimes via Slashdot.