nVidia has some problems with the video chips in the Macbook pros some years ago and even some 8800GTX were defective, Ati had terrible drivers and support, with lack for phys X, i don't now much about Intel problems, the Prescott cpu's were running extremely hot (Pentium 4), but that's hard to call a mistake, the technology was a little different oriented back then.
answered Jul 13 '10 at 21:09
I think that Intel's biggest mistake was releasing an Atom Processor, because all of these companies that make netbooks are trying to get lower powered processors so that they can make more money than they need. The future is in high powered devices, and we need to be able to get them.
answered Jul 13 '10 at 21:12