Is it designed with the heavy-set woman in mind? If they used chain metal, hewn-pewter, and adorned it with prize teeth or scalps it might appeal to the skin-heads and punk-native types. There are certain "technologies" that will forever exist only in a parallel universe to my own.
solid state has a great chart showing that capital intensity started to jump in 2010 - Covello supposedly covers equipment stocks - he can't be that dumb -
Equipment spending shows strong growth for 2014 and 2015
Front End fab equipment spending is projected to increase up to another 20 percent in 2015 to US$ 42 billion, according to most recent edition of the SEMI World Fab Forecast. In 2015, equipment spending could mark a historical record high, surpassing the previous peak years of 2007 ($39 billion) and 2011 ($40 billion). In 2014, the report predicts growth of approximately 21 percent for Front End fab equipment spending, for total spending of $34.9 billion.
Seven companies are expected to spend $2 billion or more in 2014, representing almost 80 percent of all fab equipment spending for Front End facilities; a similar pattern is expected in 2015. About 90 percent of all equipment spending is for 300mm fabs.
According to the World Fab Forecast, in 2014, the five regions with the highest forecast spending on equipment are: Taiwan ($9.7 billion), Americas ($7.8 billion), Korea ($6.8 billion), China ($4.6 billion), and Japan ($1.9 billion). In 2015, the same regions will lead: Taiwan ($12.0 billion), Korea ($8.0 billion), Americas ($7.9 billion), China ($5.0 billion), and Japan ($4.2 billion). Spending in Europe is expected to nearly double (from 2014 to 2015) to $3.8 billion.
As Figure 1 illustrates, before the last economic downturn, most equipment spending was for new additional capacity. SEMI reports that in 2010 and 2011, fab equipment spending growth rates increased dramatically, but installed capacity grew by only 7 percent in both years. In 2012 and 2013, installed capacity grew 2 percent or less. Some industry segments, such as foundries, see continuous capacity expansion, while other segments show much lower growth pulling down the total global growth rate for installed capacity to below the 3 percent mark.
It's good that Apple is still being innovative but really it should be a stand-alone device like Intel's bracelet as tethering will limit its sales. Why not go the whole hog and turn the watch into a phone too ? Something like that is where the Watch innovation should lead to make it a futuristic wearable communication device that can create its own separate market. Intel, are you listening ? ;-)
It should be patently obvious by now that this character must be paid to bash INTC every day as no self-respecting individual would write such incorrect drivel time after time if they were concerned about the accuracy of their predictions and their reputation because at the moment Baghdad Bob looks more believable. Just ignore the clown like you should that other Marco character too who I suspect is also paid. I could do a much better self-consistent job of bashing than these clowns which shows what poor value their employees are getting.
The Apple Watch, which is to go on sale early next year with more than 20 different looks and a minimum price of $349, has its share of innovations: A screen made out of sapphire glass on some versions to increase its scratch-resistance. A "digital touch" feature that allows people to give their contacts physical taps on the wrist via the Internet. And an invention Apple compared to the iPod’s click wheel – a watch crown that can be pressed or rotated to scroll, access Siri and return to the main screen.
There were some details, though, that Apple didn’t discuss much Tuesday that could become troublesome for Apple Watch’s success.
From the LA Times
"Specifically, the Core M Y50-powered device took to Cinebench in multithreaded 3D rendering workloads and scored in line with Intel’s various Core i5 mobile CPUs, again that typically take residence in full-sized notebooks. From there, with respect to graphics, it absolutely ripped up 3DMark with Ice Storm Unlimited with scores in the 45 – 50K range, which leave some of the fastest tablet SoCs on the market, like NVIDIA’s Tegra K1, in the dust."
Initially Core M devices will carry a price premium but for those that want great performance in a slender silent Windows package Core M is the one to get. This holiday shopping season just became a lot more interesting.
Intel's watch is a standalone phone with 3G. Apples watch has to use an iphone. That is a big difference. The RICH women in China will lap up Intel's watch.
Latin may be archaic, printing an inside day is a currently used term, just not by amateurs like you.
Hmmmm ..... rather "UNusual" ....
"These 3 Stocks Gave the Dow Jones its Biggest Gains in 2014 - CAT, INTC, MRK"
Today the semiconductor stocks are very weak but QCOM and to some extent INTC are bucking that trend.
OVTI -1.10% (your recommendation, I think)
It's 'per' usual. Keep up the good work. You're doing a great job for Intel's stock price. Thanking you in advance.