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  • mickeyjr.5150 mickeyjr.5150 Dec 26, 2013 8:25 AM Flag

    The best way fro BRCM to heap frog all is to acquire the leader.

    DIGITIMES [Tuesday 24 December 2013] Microsoft has recently signed contracts with four multimedia content providers in the Greater China region, aiming to provide related services for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
    Microsoft and Sony competing over local multimedia content services on PS4 and Xbox One
    Ocean Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 24 December 2013]

    Microsoft has recently signed contracts with four multimedia content providers in the Greater China region, aiming to provide related services for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Sony Taiwan, to defend its market share, has also recently announced to provide similar services on its PlayStation 4 (PS4) with details to be announced in January 2014 and services to be available throughout 2014.

    The sources believe the services will help upgrade the game consoles to multimedia entertainment systems and take over some of the set-top box (STB) demand from consumers in the Greater China region.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Today's real head lines that will make a difference in your investments. All AMD
      China suspends ban on video game consoles after more than a decade
      BY PAUL CARSTEN BEIJING Tue Jan 7, 2014 6:20am EST
      Reuters) - China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd to enter the world's third largest video game market in terms of revenue. China saw video game revenues grow by more than a third in 2012 to nearly $14 billion last year, but console makers are likely to face an uphill battle for market share in a country where a whole generation has grown up without a PlayStation, Xbox or Wii and where free PC and mobile games dominate.
      The absence of consoles has left PC games with almost two-thirds of the market, according to data released at the annual China games industry conference in December. Browser gaming accounted for just over 15 percent and mobile gaming was nearly 14 percent, the data also showed.
      Sony takes early console war lead with 4.2 million PS4 systems sold in 2013
      By Chris Morris 19 hours ago
      During a keynote speech at the CES Show in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House, announced Tuesday that the company has sold through 4.2 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide as of December 28, 2013. That’s more than 1 million units higher than some analysts were predicting -- and, perhaps more importantly, it handily beats Microsoft’s Xbox One initial sales. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that more than 3 million Xbox One systems were sold last year.
      Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is in the process of executing a strategic shift away from the sluggish PC market. As we mentioned in an earlier piece, the company's graphics division is expected to surpass its PC computing segment in terms of revenue in 2014 and the recent news of Apple's (AAPL) Mac Pro featuring AMD graphics solutions puts the company on the right track to match these expect

    • Bitcoin-Equipment Boom Benefits TSMC, AMD Sales, Report Says
      By Olga Kharif Jan 2, 2014 5:16 PM ET
      Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and other companies have seen more than $200 million in sales in 2013 for computing components used to create Bitcoins, Wedbush Securities Inc. said.
      The virtual currency, which exists as software, is created by solving complex tasks embedded in the program through a process called mining.
      Bitcoins currently trade for about $875 each on the Mt.Gox exchange, up from about $13 a year ago. As their value surged, digital prospectors have rushed to create more of the digital money, boosting the market for high-powered machines, some of which cost more than $20,000 apiece. Taiwan Semiconductor, AMD and GlobalFoundries make many of the chips in these machines, according to Gil Luria, an analyst at Wedbush in Los Angeles.
      “Due to the growth of the Bitcoin network, mining machines now require powerful application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) that are designed specifically to mine Bitcoins,” Luria said in a report. “We believe the majority of these ASIC chips are fabricated at Taiwan Semiconductor and GlobalFoundries.”
      The report also flagged some potential beneficiaries of the digital boom, such as EBay Inc. (EBAY)’s PayPal unit and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) PayPal could make Bitcoin one of its payment options, along with credit cards, this year, and benefit from an influx of millions of new users, Luria said in an interview. IBM could provide software and hardware powering Bitcoin and other new digital currencies, he said.
      Sending Money
      As more consumers adopt Bitcoin and other digital currencies for purchases and money transfers, that could adversely impact established financial companies such as Western Union Co. (WU), Luria said.
      “It’s incredibly easy now to send money with Bitcoin from one country

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • Amd Bottom line $ .42 per share in 2014 TOTAL: 2014 sales $ 8.35 BILLION NET profits $1.2 BILLION
        TOTALS of ALL of AMD's 4 MAIN current BUSINESS AREAS for 2014 to 2017
        1) CONSOLES: 2014 sales $3 BILLION NET profits $600 million
        2015 sales $5.4 BILLION NET profits $1.08 Billion
        2016 sales $5.4 BILLION NET profits $1.08 Billion
        2017 sales $4.8 BILLION NET profits of $ 960 million

        2) DISCRETE GPUs
        2014 sales $2 BILLION NET profits $400 million
        2015 sales $2 BILLION NET profits $400 million
        2016 sales $ 2 BILLION NET profits $400 million
        2017 sales $ 2 BILLION NET profits $400 million
        3) SERVER division
        2014 sales $850 MILLION NET profits $200 million
        2015 sales $ 1.5 BILLION NET profits $500 million
        2016 sales $2.5 BILLION NET profits $800 million
        2017 sales $3.5 BILLION NET profits $1 BILLION

        4) PC Divison 2014 sales $2.5 Billion NET profits ZERO
        2015 sales $2.25 Billion NET profits ZERO
        2016 sales $2 BILLION NET profits ZERO
        2017 sales $2 BILLION NET profits ZERO

        TOTAL: 2014 sales $ 8.35 BILLION NET profits $1.2 BILLION
        2015 sales $ 11.15 BILLION NET profits $ 2 BILLION
        2016 sales $ 11.9 BILLION NET profits $ 2.3 BILLION
        2017 sales $ 12.3 BILLION NET profits $ 2.4 BILLION

        DEBT REDUCTION will eliminate net interest costs after 2015
        Additional SEMI CUSTOM design wins will create additional revenues and profits NOT included!!!

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Looks like a short squeeze on AMD has just started $ 3.87 study the chart. 130 million short this will move aMD up over $ 4.50

    • AMD has done very well in 2013 though I think 2014 will be a much better yr. Each day there is more and more talk about bit coin and AMD part are the key to making it work.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • This morning There are 3 very important articles about AMD. Please read one I wrote thanks

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • AMD may reach 30% share in professional GPU market in 2014

      Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 23 December 2013]

      AMD may reach a 30% share in the professional graphics card market at the end of 2014, up from around 20% currently, because Apple has turned to adopt AMD's FirePro graphics cards for it new Mac Pro products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

      The market share rise is also expected to boost AMD's profitability in the year, the sources noted.

      The new Mac Pros have two workstation-level FirePro graphics cards.

      As for server-related products, both AMD's FirePro S10000 and Sky series GPUs adopt PCI Express Gen3, while Nvidia's Tesla K20C is currently still using the PCIe Gen2. Meanwhile, AMD's GPUs adopt OpenCL, an open platform, while Nvidia uses its closed CUDA platform, the sources noted.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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