It’s no secret that AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has been struggling financially in recent years. For quite some time, AMD has posted net losses, and 3Q14 looked to be a turning point for AMD. It seems that the expectations have fallen short, given AMD’s freshly-posted financial results for the fourth quarter (and entire year) of 2014, none of which are encouraging for the financial future of the company.
"This is as stupid a post as any of Weavers. What the heck."
[But not nearly as stupid as many of your posts which are world-class stupid, Lucy.]
Tethering TVs to the Windows ecosystem
Last year, Microsoft tried to conquer living rooms with the Xbox One. That's why it bundled Skype, Internet Explorer, and additional media features into the console. Unfortunately, the console's launch price of $499 was considered too high ($100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4), while consumers who wanted a media device simply bought a cheaper set-top box or streaming stick. To give consumers a cheaper option, Microsoft launched a $60 wireless display adapter in October, which "mirrors" displays (like a wireless HDMI cable) from Miracast-enabled Windows and Android devices to a TV.
Still, the Compute Stick's ability to convert any TV into a full Windows 8 PC for just $149 is more appealing, since users can naturally play their own media files, browse the Web, play games, or chat on Skype via a wireless webcam as they would on regular PCs. If Windows 8 devices are upgraded to Windows 10 -- which will integrate Cortana into the desktop -- users will be able to conduct voice searches from their couch.
Lastly, putting Windows on TVs complements Microsoft's master plan to spread Windows 10 as "One Windows" across smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and other devices.
From Leo Sun at MF
One of the most striking reversals over the past three years has been Microsoft’s embrace and subsequent backpedal from the ARM ecosystem. In 2012, when Microsoft first demonstrated Windows on ARM (later named Windows RT), the technology world was in broad agreement that this bold move to support a non-x86 architecture would be a vital component of future Windows devices. Today, it looks like that support is dead or at least on life support. At its Windows 10 event earlier this week, Microsoft confirmed that there will be no Windows 10 for current users of Windows RT. Windows RT users will instead receive some unspecified “feature” updates.
[Love the "DisARMed".]
At “Windows 10: The next chapter” conference, Microsoft has unveiled an ambitious product – talking about Microsoft HoloLens glasses, according to the company it is the future of the computer industry. Microsoft suggests to use the device for combining the virtual world with the real: it is able to realistically incorporate three-dimensional and flat virtual objects in the environment.
Microsoft has not revealed the official technical details of HoloLens. They only mention that the glasses are an independent device equipped with a translucent screen of high-definition, high-quality support of 3D-sound with a high-precision positioning. In addition to the CPU and the GPU, a new computing unit HPU (holographic processing unit – a holographic processor) is doing the job. Also HoloLens come with an array of sensors to assess movements in space, voice recognition, hand gestures and eye. Microsoft promises that the device will be easy and comfortable to use during work and for play, you can adjust it to any head size. Finally, the points will be running certain versions of Windows 10.
According PCWorld the gadget is equipped with Intel Cherry Trail SoC which is manufactured in 14nm process node, which was previously announced by the manufacturer at the exhibition CES 2015. Previously, Intel gives their words that these chips will only entertain the tablets.
Incidentally, Intel promises to support wireless charging device based on Cherry Trail. Cherry Trail can also wirelessly streaming video on the big screen through the technology of Wi-DI. And these functions are also in the HoloLens, because Microsoft emphasizes the lack of any wires in the gadget.
From tech4 gamers
"why is armh 10 up on intc when both were 24 at the same time? guess sacrificing the div increases a few years back wasn't enough for intc to close the gap"
[Twink (Grandpa Tiglet, wdblawgrow, cpashelly, boob_patrol, etc.) will always find a period of time that allows him to distort the results. Bottom line is he never put his money where his ARM mouth is. So, why do we care about his opinions on ARM? We don't. He's not a player. ]
"How does that sound?"
[Like the search incompetency of a pinhead without an education recap or an education. You're one for eight. For instance, I was in the military (ROTC in school and then regular service afterwards), pinhead. Right after you furnish your education recap, you can provide us your military service recap. ]
Mr Wallis (Wally) Weaver profile (Draft):
He has posted to this group 26,845 times
He lost his last job because of these posts
He lives out of a PO BOX in a podunk town
He does not have a job or a house or a wife or kids
He is an accountant but not a CPA
He dodged the draft with 7 years of college
He failed the engineering program
He looks like Herman Munster
How does that sound?
why is armh 10 up on intc when both were 24 at the same time? guess sacrificing the div increases a few years back wasn't enough for intc to close the gap
Poor Wally, wasted all those years getting nothing more than a BS degree, and 40 some years later, zero credentials, well he may have a driver's license, other than that, seems to be only a self employed, self anointed professional peddling his wares as a "consultant"
And shelly seems to have a CPA, Waldo surely doesn't.
Swear on everything Dear to me that I'm not CPA Shelly. I could care less where you live but since you are a despicable skummbag that keeps comparing me to Putin and Kim............I just had to take a look at Facebook after shelly said you were on there to see what type of mongloid would post such sick stuff. You look just like your words...... pale, pasty, bald and ugly. Be a man, idiot.
Spends his entire weekend trying to dig up dirt and finally proves nothing more than I have an education and he doesn't.
Twink = cpashelly = boob_patrol and many, many others.
Get some professional help. You are truly mentally ill.
Said he owned a house in the past. I guess rent in a town of 1700 is probably 200/month. No wonder he's angry all the time. Stuck out in the middle of nowhere with absolutely nothing around and renting.
Looks like Nenni is CPA shelly. Both of you are pitiful, to be honest. Did you buy that big Auburn finger? The price tag was still on it, so I'm guessing you just used it for a picture and then put it back in the store. That sounds like your style. LMAO.
"Is this part of the negotiating? How could they go back to TSMC after investing so much in Intel?"
I think it is a part of "negotiating" better rates from whoever they ultimately end up with. They are working with both TSMC (28) and Intel (14) today AND Morris Chang (TSMC) has attempted a "fast follower" of the Intel process decisions so either way for Altera would not be a surprise to me.
I think that is why no one (other than ARMH) has announced any 10nm direction. There is not much negotiating benefit announcing early.
I think Altera is pleased with the 14nm density and speed but would like lower rates that would percolate directly to the Altera bottom line. I also think that Intel is getting many benefits from the relationship too and will not easily part with Altera.
Altera brings tool vendors to the Intel foundry.
They are teaching Intel how to foundry with a large customer.
Intel is putting FPGA is going onto the Xeon die to allow customer customization Xeon which they are likely getting from their foundry customers.