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  • Intel takes on ARM with end-to-end IoT platform [View news story]
    IoT simply does not fit within INTC's business model. INTC's main business is to sell as many CPU's as possible.....So they pursued IoT because obviously they don't want to make the same mistake(s) as they did in mobile. A problem they face is that very few IoT devices need that level of intelligence on board... All IoT needs are sensors that connect wirelessly and can stream real time data to "the cloud" for high level processing. Sure it's not "the fastest" way, but it will be "fast enough". There's hardly a need for a CPU in every "thing"....Can you imagine the complexities of security and software updates for all of these "things" ?
    Dec 11, 2014. 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Investing In Cree Looks Like A Bad Idea [View article]
    +1 timcarp, I have a bunch of exterior lights around the house that were a real PITA to change and were ALWAYS burning out...At least one every two weeks. Apparently its a tough environment for incandescants as I tried them all. I couldn't use flourescents either because I had to use an extension with a cup to install..So finally a few months ago I switched to the Cree bulbs from HD and have been impressed so far. No burnouts.. And the price was good at about $4 a bulb in a three pack... Long CREE.
    Dec 4, 2014. 08:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Thoughts On The Upcoming Intel Investor Meeting [View article]
    You guys get your cheerleaders pompoms awfully quick. INTC is by no means guaranteed big profits, or margins in this 3D flash initiative. Sounds alot like their early mobile plans. We know how that has gone. Clearly, INTC has empty fabs that need to be filled, and even a crappy memory business is better than nothing.
    Nov 24, 2014. 07:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel merging PC, mobile processor units [View news story]
    Yep it's bye bye to Herman and probably Aicha Evans too. It's interesting watching Intel attempt to re-org it's way forward. I've lost track of how many times they've done this over the last 6 years, but it's alot...Not a good way to lead teams of engineers who are trying to pull them out of their mobile mess.
    Nov 18, 2014. 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Thoughts On The Upcoming Intel Investor Meeting [View article]
    "Again, they were real good about not telling me no."

    Yeah because they might get their asses sued. Closing the thing off entirely to only the "big shots" smacks of divulging material info to only the "select few"...Allowing it to be watched via webcast seems like a necessary move.
    Nov 18, 2014. 07:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: ARM chipmakers are no match for Intel [View news story]
    This has been my concern as well since, clearly, all who are attempting to push ARM into the server space continue to do so at an extremely slow pace...AMD is a prime example where I've seen little traction with their ARM based server efforts..Where's the beef ?
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    "The question is how long would it take to get a new memory - NVRAM - to production? Your 18 months to 36 months sounds reasonable to me."

    NVRAM will more than likely require at least some "new" types of specialized HVM fabrication equipment that have probably still not been developed yet. This alone could take many years (5+)... Probably longer.
    Nov 13, 2014. 09:59 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    Swamp. I do both HW/SW. I'm not sure what area(s) you were in but I got to know many other engineers there (in the hundreds at least) and the negativity was definitely skewed to the extreme...Plus I'm picky about who I work for as my direct manager so having them rotate in-out like they do is not something I'm going to tolerate. But anyway you must have found one of the few "happy spots" there. Kudos. And my profile pic is of the great Jim Anchower. Google him for a laugh.
    Nov 12, 2014. 01:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    Swamp, do you have some kind of magical "great engineer" clicker tool as you take count everyday ? No ? Yea, nobody does...Take it from an engineer who worked for INTC for over 10 years, and did very well (I quit because I made enough money to pursue other more rewarding enterprises). There's alot of good engineers, way more crappy ones, and alot of ineffective management... Just like anywhere else really...Trying to put #'s to it is ridiculous...All I know for sure is that INTC was the unhappiest place I've ever worked. And that's even with the great $$$ pay...Try having 12 different managers in 4 years..

    Anyway, Cincy should be along any minute now to discredit me... :)
    Nov 11, 2014. 05:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    AE, I'll be interested in seeing how this first SoFIA does, because if it doesn't, then there will likely be no 14nm version..IMHO... But hell INTC has plenty of cash to burn so who really knows...
    Nov 11, 2014. 04:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    Exactly techy, if INTC can't develop a 14nm finfet process that can support integrated LTE, then forget about it... If INTC is doing anything right now, they better be focusing on nailing this ASAP.
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Memory, The Solution To The Mobile Problem [View article]
    Realtor that's not true. INTC has a handful of great engineers...Unfortunately though, they are bogged down by the doofus management...And as far as NVRAM at INTC, don't hold your breath...It's not even a glimmer in INTC's eye...
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel In 3D: Likely To Double In 2 Years [View article]
    No worries ya'll. I'm sure, as the author suggests, that INTC will double in 2 years based solely off of this 3D camera. Then if you throw in digital radio, TSV's, DRAM on chip, and the mobile market that INTC will surely one day dominate, then INTC is certainly going to the moon ! Buy Buy Buy !
    Nov 6, 2014. 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel In 3D: Likely To Double In 2 Years [View article]
    Yep I worked there. Amongst other high tech companies. You don't have to take my word for it. You and Zealout probably could offer alot of knowledge relating to your work too. How's things at BKW ? I've been thinking about picking up some of that.
    Nov 6, 2014. 08:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel In 3D: Likely To Double In 2 Years [View article]
    It's a neat little gimmick that INTC will "throw in" to hopefully get better consumer traction for sales of their mobile CPU's/SoC's... But the HW is the "easy" part...The SW needed to really make this useful to consumers is something INTC has proven it cannot do properly.
    Nov 5, 2014. 05:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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