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  • The Intel Compute Stick Is A Smart Buy [View article]
    ...or the chip could require contra-revenue, meaning it actually contributes to the problem?

    --AE
    Apr 26, 2015. 07:10 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    oak8292

    I don't buy the claim of 60-70% yields on 7420 for one second.

    --AE
    Apr 24, 2015. 12:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    Bruce

    DigiTimes probably obtained road maps from some of the Taiwan-based system vendors. Remember that many of the PC makers are based in Taiwan and those PC makers are informed of Intel's plans well in advance.

    I'd say DigiTimes is legit; they often get it right.

    --AE
    Apr 24, 2015. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    Bruce

    Core M is basically the same exact silicon die as the 2+2 Core i-series U parts in a smaller package.

    --AE
    Apr 24, 2015. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    SoFIA LTE is TSMC 28nm. SoFIA LTE 2 is the first 14nm integrated AP + modem built in Intel's fabs, and that doesn't come until Q2 2016.

    --AE
    Apr 23, 2015. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    SoFIA LTE 2, built on 14nm, is expected to come in "Q2 2016" per DigiTimes. SoFIA MID is apparently scheduled for August 2016.

    http://bit.ly/1K9fqrB

    --AE
    Apr 23, 2015. 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    "It seems to me that when FinFETs came out Intel did not have a focus on mobile (I agree they should have) and the currant Intel does have a focus on mobile. For example the first uses for 14nm (second generation finFET) was Core M, the most mobile chip Intel produced at the time. Given Intel's current focus on mobile, maybe the first chip produced using 10nm will be a smartphone chip?"

    Oh, Intel had a focus in mobile at 22nm. They just executed really, really badly.

    I also doubt their first 10nm part will be a phone chip; Intel's biggest and most profitable business is PCs; that's where you'll see the first 10nm chips.

    --AE
    Apr 23, 2015. 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    Nope, it's because Samsung dropped Qualcomm's chips for Samsung chips.

    --AE
    Apr 23, 2015. 07:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: Rock-Bottom Margins Are Preferable To Dying From Declining Sales Of Traditional PCs [View article]
    "This article is written as though AMD is a staunch supporter of high margin products when in fact their entire Embedded semi-custom unit is all low margin. "

    This.

    --AE
    Apr 22, 2015. 10:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    You do realize that in a world of "super smart phones acting as PCs," Intel wouldn't be in the driver's seat...right?

    --AE
    Apr 20, 2015. 07:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    Yeah, Intel should dump its PC business...right...

    Apple should give up the iPhone business, too.

    --AE

    (Disclaimer: this is sarcasm)
    Apr 18, 2015. 04:45 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD A Value Trap: Stock Has Further Downside [View article]
    "I couldn't believe how bad they were."

    Follow the company long enough, and these poor reports will become routine.

    --AE
    Apr 17, 2015. 09:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Train Is Leaving The Station [View article]
    Bruce

    "EPS is expected to increase during 2015 to an annual average rate of over $2.50 per year. The quarterly movement in EPS will be dramatic."

    I don't know how meaningful this is; Intel's business has a well-known seasonality of weaker 1H and stronger 2H, with the pattern exacerbated this year thanks to the inventory situation Intel talked about.

    Not sure if valuing Intel in the way that you suggest is the right way to think about it...

    --AE
    Apr 17, 2015. 08:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD -8.4%; company guides light, abandoning SeaMicro [View news story]
    Blackberry's balance sheet is much better than AMD's...

    --AE
    Apr 16, 2015. 05:33 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices misses by $0.04, misses on revenue [View news story]
    Here's the short version...

    Quarterly miss is not great but not world ending, but they missed forward guide relative to expectations big time. AMD had told investors to expect Q1 to be a reset with a "return to growth" (I assume sequential) by Q2, but they're guiding for another sequential decline of 3%.

    Unfortunately for AMD's investors, this is typical AMD. I'll be interested to see what the execs have to say on today's call.

    --AE
    Apr 16, 2015. 04:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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