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  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    oak8292

    Agree but I do not think Intel's going in to the general purpose ARM core foundry business. The Altera M&A is probably not going to preclude an Apple An fab opportunity.
    Jun 24, 2015. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    The usual Microsoft cycle; watch others invent, then embrace, improve design and commoditize. It's basically the same cycle that Apple uses but focuses on enterprises rather then consumers. IBM was once first in hardware and software, they are now first in nothing. Microsoft's first in enterprise data centers with the hardware being supplied by many. Consumers complain because they want to be the central focus of their providers and that will never happen with Microsoft. Quite frankly, focusing on consumers, spending over 60% of effort of user interface, is a waste of resources for all but a few brands. Microsoft should continue to use dribble down and focus on the cloud and software offering complete devices only where the software must be free to compete.
    Jun 24, 2015. 01:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Chrome is cloud based, Windows 10 is device based not cloud based. Microsoft's Cloud (Azure) is Windows Server based but so are data centers that offer private and hybrid clouds. A truly cloud based OS, like Chrome, only runs a browser and gets all its apps (games) and real applications from cloud servers.
    Jun 24, 2015. 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Apple could contract with Intel to make a custom Atom An that has the required CPU, GPU and other IP blocks arranged to Apple's likings. All mobile devices are becoming or have already become PC's using SoC's that are less powerful the full size PC's. It's all about convergence of the PC which is not dead but selling close to 1 billion units a year up from 350m. There will be an Microsoft Lumia 9n0 in 2016 that has an Intel Atom xn SoC Inside that runs Windows 10 and Continuum as fast as today's notebooks using Intel i3-i5 SoC. That Lumia 9n0 will use Windows 10 Continuum to become a full size PC wirelessly connecting to any larger monitor and keyboard. That will have a huge impact in other PC sales.
    Jun 24, 2015. 11:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Apple's bitcode is not like Java or Microsocft's p-code (byte code). It's much more complex.

    Microsoft's p-code is executed by Microsoft's CLR (common language runtime) muck like Java. Some of the first examples of portable p-code objects were Interactive Cobol's from AT&T, Data General and Wildhare.

    Here's the format of LLVM bitcode.

    http://bit.ly/1IxfNtb
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    1 and 0 are bits, 10011101 (8 bits) is a byte (character). P-code is really byte code and not pseudo code. Simple bits, bytes and twiddles.

    http://bit.ly/1Lnltev
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Apple doesn't need real high performance SoC's except Intel iCores in Macs since all the mobile devices they sell only really need GPU's to decompress graphics. What computations does an iPad or iPhone really do?
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Intel made an acquisition that uses TSM for fab of ARM + FPGA. Intel's going to integrate FPGA into Atom, iCore and Xeon product lines but will not be a fab for ARM cores.
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Why would Intel want to become an Apple supplier and end up like that sapphire glass factory in Phoenix next to Intel's vacant FAB 42. Intel's Atom x3-x7 SoC's at 14nm are already equal to Apple A8 SoC and at 10nm they'll be a whole generation ahead since Samsung and TSM will still be at 12nm even though they'll call it 10nm.
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Funny thing, Microsoft owns the enterprise data centers for those that have built client server and private cloud solutions. Microsoft is cloud first, enterprise first and consumers last. Consumers do not need technology just amusement and games. Microsoft's customers are not consumers, people that must have what their peers possess for the sake of relevance. Microsoft's customers are those entities and individuals that must have solutions that provide productivity across an integration of cloud and data center applications using all forms of PC's including all-in-1's, desktop, notebooks, smart phones and tablets. Microsoft's customers could care less what Apple and Google are selling overpriced gadgets for or giving software away. Microsoft's taking their enterprise success, building global cloud data centers and offering hybrid, public and private clouds to any and all comers at an exponential rate. Apple offer toys with IBM for reading flight manuals or counting boxes but that's a losing game. Google's docs are just more share ware apps running in an adware base. Long INTC and MSFT.
    Jun 24, 2015. 10:35 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why I'm Buying Microsoft And Selling Apple [View article]
    @old indie - There's way too much focus on winning and losing when the real name of the game is FCF and profits. Apple and Google are forcing Microsoft into making consumer devices so they can afford to give away Windows client while making big bucks on Microsoft Cloud (Azure), Windows Server and tools. Microsoft's now making apps for Apple and Google devices to connect them to Microsoft's Cloud and sub fees.
    Jun 24, 2015. 12:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Abbyowner

    So how are those ARM servers sales moving along? You might want to research the prices of Intel's Atom x3, x5 and x7 SoC's!

    http://intel.ly/1K1uwkl
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    Author - Current rumors have them at a cost of $25 - $30 for the A8 processors from TSMC

    Funny thing, $20-35 is exactly what Intel's Atom 64bit, quad core x5 and x7 price range is and the x3 will be even lower. The x7 is the Intel Atom used in Microsoft's new smaller Surface 3.

    http://intel.ly/1K1uwkl
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is A Threat To Fitbit [View article]
    Agree, Fitbit can interface with all three ecosystems (Apple, Android and Windows) without having to pick one or the other. The watch devices are too bulky and ugly for every day wear unless your just trying to mimic the Jones and Smiths.
    Jun 23, 2015. 10:08 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Becomes An ARM Mobile Device Maker [View article]
    There's a saying in the semi business; first chip costs a billion, next million cost $40 each, the next 5 million cost $4 each. Intel's kind of like the US Treasury in that it costs almost the same amount to print $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. So if iCore i3-i7 sell for $120-320 each, Xeon sell for $1000-4000 each, why not sell as many Atom x3, x5 and x7 for $20-40 each as you can print when you've got enough iCore and Xeon in the pipe.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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