only fool's give thumbs down to statements of fact
"Do you seriously think Intel spends a lot of money to enter a market in force and then gives up after a year ?"
Did did it even take a year for INtel to give up on its discrete GPU business with the Larrabee faliure...
As you recall, the competition was thru... how could anyone possibly compete...
AMD is up on take over rumors.
"afternoon trading Monday on a report from Chinese site International Online that Chinese company BLX is pursuing an acquisition of the semiconductor company. "
Looks like Dell will achieve that. A huge of Core M chips already go to Dell. China Market is expecting the Core M laptop as well.
AMD is going to have the biggest problems trying to get its first ARM out of the gate (pun intended) on a 14-nm process that has to absorb all the innovations that went into 20-nm as well.
But ARM overall won't have particular trouble. Too many competitors who have stable designs. It's got diversification to protect it through this bump in the road.
INTC will remain the process leader, basically forever. But it needs to get more efficient in power and computation. So that's what it's pursuing.
It's AMD that will have to write off another billion dollars of R&D due to low yields and high design-flaw counts.
Do you seriously think Intel spends a lot of money to enter a market in force and then gives up after a year ? Intel has already said it will sell a similar number of tablets this year and by the time 64-bit chips/os are standard Intel will be the major merchant player in tablets.
Regarding loosing money
TSMC capex is $12 billion compared to $10 billion....
what's TSMC revenue from 20nm and less?
who do you think is loosing money ?
TSMC bleeding edge is subsidized by "older" technology - can you follow?
"46m tablets depriving ARM and its licensees marketshare is a victory and a continuous one"
How many were Win based, and continuous in a price war will last only as long as the bribes...
"you seem to think in your finite wisdom that it is a big deal "
most finite wisdom would include $4.6 B loss a big deal !!!!!!!!
"when it can just rightly be considered investment for the future."
amazing how in view of a $4.6 B loss... you claim victory...
do continue to ignore the obvious...
Why is armh up 12 over intc? 24 at same time, hmmm, 65 ever again?
if intel can earn $3 why isn't the div 30 cents(40%)? why is that div stuck at 22 cents for 2+ years now?
ZDNet reports that for the first time Intel is making a NUC with a Core i7 Broadwell processor. That's a lot of horsepower in a small footprint. Hopefully it will ship fanless but if not there are some nice third-party aluminum cases that can make it so.
Within one year you saw 20 to 28% of the tablet market which was ARM fall to Intel. Intel forecasted 40 million tablets but grabbed a bit more. True they lost money on each sale, but with each passing month it was a bit less. Sooner than you think Intel won't have to pay the difference between it and an ARM based SoC/SiP.
What Intel got was credibility. now developers are starting to develop for Intel based devices running ARM (answer to your question "Why bother?" is because Android based Intel devices is where the market is heading).
Something that should keep you up at night was Intel more or less said 40 million tablets last year. It wasn't a goal, it was a limit. They could have picked up even more market share. When Intel can sell it's SoC's for the going rate in the market and turn a profit how much more ARM market share can they grab?
40 million tablets eh? Is that Intel's definition of a tablet, or someone else? That's an important distinction...
Can you name any tier 1 android tablets that Intel won with this programme? You see, the bulk of the Andriod shipments went to no name Chinese box shifters, with only a few devices flowing into western markets (where alot of software vendors are based). How many of these box shifters will remain loyal to Intel once the rebates and other 'help' goes away?
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