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AppliedMicro (AMCC -2.8%) thinks its ARM server CPUs have a 12-18 month lead on rivals, notes...

AppliedMicro (AMCC -2.8%) thinks its ARM server CPUs have a 12-18 month lead on rivals, notes Williams Financial. Moreover, AMCC's history as a telecom chipmaker has helped it develop interconnects and switch fabric chips to connect its CPUs, and a slew of value-added features. It hopes to commence sales by Q413 or Q114. Marvell and AMD are also going after the ARM server CPU market (I, II), expected to grow quickly thanks to demand from Internet companies and others looking to make their hardware as dense and power-efficient as possible. (Intel Centerton)
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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    "What we've decided is that we're just going to push Atom really hard in this space" - Paul Otellini

     

    Good luck, ARM vendors.
    8 Dec 2012, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • Battlezone
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    Interesting quote sine Intel originally stated the Atom was not for content creation, merely*viewing* it.

     

    http://bit.ly/SzGBiB

     

    A Google search (including quotes) on "push Atom really hard" yields one result: your comment on this news story.

     

    A Bing/Yahoo search yeilds no matches whatsoever on the phrase.

     

    So, I guess the quesiton is from whence did your quote originate from ? (or have you paraphrased it without mentioning it: it's made to look like a quote to me).
    8 Dec 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Q3 conference call.
    8 Dec 2012, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • Cincinnatus
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    Battlezone, either you're not serious, or you're clueless. Seamicro is AMD, so you're quoting AMD - Intel's longtime competitor - that Intel says Atom can't be used in servers.

     

    Also if AMD were being honest - and they have no history of being honest - they'd know that the server market requires features that you're not going to find on mobile and desktop cpus. That's why Intel is re-designing Atom for the server market. That's the big difference between Intel and AMD - AMD has a history of attempting to fool folks into brain-dead solutions that don't provide the necessary features for the target market. AMD thinks you can screw over customers and fool investors simply by slapping a new label on an old inferior product. If you've looked at AMD's direction over the last 10 years it's not working.

     

    Here's what a serious company does to serve the target server market:
    http://bit.ly/YR563I
    9 Dec 2012, 12:19 PM Reply Like
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