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AMD Looks Finished
- A poor balance sheet, poor operating metrics, and weak competitive position already make AMD an "avoid".
- However, some digging into what employees think of the company chillingly correlates with the financial performance.
- AMD appears terminal.
Intel: Something You Need To Know
- Despite an announcement of job cuts, Intel continues to aggressively hire top technical talent.
- In particular, Intel appears to be beefing up its custom foundry, software, and connectivity groups.
- Any fears that Intel is "cutting to the bone" are unfounded.
After 25% Pullback, Lenovo Looks Extremely Interesting
- After peaking in January, Lenovo's shares have pulled back nearly 25%.
- While indigestion concerns loom after the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and IBM's X86 server group, the growth opportunity is enormous.
- Shares trading at just an $11 billion market capitalization grossly undervalues the company's long-term earnings power.
Intel: Justifying A $33 Price Target
- The bulk of Intel's revenues are tied to the declining PC market.
- Assuming that Intel can grow its tablet market share significantly, it can offset the decline.
- This will allow the smartphone, data-center, foundry, and software opportunities to be incremental opportunities to today's revenue base.
Intel: 14 Nanometer Production Looks Like A Go
- Plenty of evidence now suggests that Intel's 14-nanometer process is in high volume production.
- The evidence suggests that the higher performance 14-nanometer CPU parts are beginning a full ramp, with tablet products in small volumes.
- The 14-nanometer mobile ramp should begin at some point over the next three months if it is to meet the release schedule.
Sell Intel, Buy Qualcomm?
- Some have suggested that investors sell Intel and buy Qualcomm.
- Qualcomm continues to grow at a rapid clip while Intel has yet to prove that it can grow revenues from here.
- Should Intel investors trade-up for some Qualcomm?
Intel Is Late, But It Didn't Miss Mobile
- While many claim that Intel has missed mobile for good, I disagree.
- In particular, the market is currently in desperate need for a strong #2 player to Qualcomm.
- Intel is the best candidate for that #2 long-term.
Intel's Brilliant Leverage
- Intel's data-center group benefits heavily from investment in the PC Client Group.
- It is my belief that the data-center group would see an operating margin drop from 47% to 30-35% if it were a standalone entity.
- This leverage illustrates the importance of PC Client Group, and why a valuation based solely on DCG is ill-advised.
Intel: It's Not That Easy
- Investors appear perplexed about my stance on Intel.
- While the company has a lot of fundamental long-term positives, it has translated poorly into shareholder value.
- With better mobile execution and a recovery in PCs, the stock is materially undervalued, but the latter is hardly a guarantee.
Apple's iPhone 6 Will Be A Monster
- Apple's next generation A8 chip is likely to be built on TSMC's 20-nanometer process.
- This will enable a fairly significant jump in graphics performance relative to the A7.
- Imagination Technologies is likely to supply higher end IP and could see increased royalties per unit as a result.
Intel An Embarrassment? No.
- Intel has been accused of being an embarrassment by noted columnist, Rocco Pendola.
- While mobile execution not great, the article claims Intel's brand is worthless.
- This assertion is flat-out wrong.
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- Apple Outguns Intel
- Intel Owes Its Shareholders An Explanation
- Amkor Benefits From Samsung's Stumbles
- Intel's New Mobile Processors Revealed
- Zale Teaches Investors A Powerful Lesson
- Will Intel Fail Apple?
- Intel: Broxton Performance Revealed?
- Apple: This Is Ridiculous
- Intel: The Truth Behind The Rumor
- Imagination Technologies Blasts Through Another Barrier
- Intel: Is This Rumor True?
- Amkor: Don't Panic
- Intel's ARM Problem Intensifies
- Does Intel's New CEO Have What It Takes?
- Apple: Tim Cook's Brilliant Move
- Imagination Technologies Solves Its Biggest Problem
- ARM Holdings: Not So Fast, Bears