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  • justfine790 justfine790 Jun 7, 2013 9:07 PM Flag

    Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

    PCWorld

    Mark Hachman@markhachman
    Jun 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    "In tests comparing almost all of the latest smartphone application processors, Intel's Atom Z2580 chip based on the Clover Trail+ architecture delivered comparable performance to the Samsung Exynos Octa and the Qualcomm APQ8064T. But Intel's chip also consumed 60 percent of the current of the Exynos Octa, and less than half (47 percent) of the current of the Qualcomm chip. (The Octa chip is found within European versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4, while the Qualcomm chip is used in the U.S. version.) "

    "In fact, James Mielke, vice president of engineering at ABI, told PCWorld that his firms' tests show that as the ARM providers increased the performance of their chips, the current drain scaled up as well, reducing battery life. This would imply as ARM's licensees scale up the clock speeds of their chips to meet the increasing demands of apps and other phone software, the battery life of those phones could dip as well."

    "The tests were run "in phones running real applications," Mielke said.
    Specifically, Intel's chip drew 0.85A of average current vs. 1.38A for the Samsung Exynos Octa, and 1.79A for the Qualcomm APQ8064T, ABI found."

    "ABI compared the Clover Trail+ Atom chip to the chips powering the Samsung Nexus 10 (the Samsung Exynos 5250) and Asus Nexus 7 (Nvidia's Tegra 3) tablets, as well as the two Galaxy S4 phones. The one chip that the study excluded was the Nvidia Tegra 4, which has yet to launch, Mielke said.

    "Intel did significant work to bring the current drain down on their well-recognized high-performance processors but the competitors did not help themselves, " Mielke said in a statement. "The ARM architecture used by nearly all of Intel’s competitors is well known for its low power performance but in bringing the processing power up closer to PC levels, the current drain has taken a significant hit.”

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    • it's why qcom is raising cash

    • Too bad INTC didn't get rid of the tired, old top brass that are responsible for the poor, outdated mgmt. of this company. And, the new CEO's lack of tech background, coming only with sales background. As a result, though they have great new processors coming, many question their ability to EXECUTE effectively. Plus the fact that they have a very long way to go from 1% smartphone market & 5% tablet market, to make a dent into the giants that have established themselves in this market, and have the name recognition.

      The foundry purchase will undoubtedly bring great benefits to them, but until they learn how to run this company and raise their market share in the above areas, they are climbing an uphill battle.

    • bump

    • qcom in deep sheet

    • INTEL NEWSROOM

      Intel Readies 'Bay Trail' for Holiday 2013 Tablets and 2-in-1 Devices
      Posted by IntelPR in Intel Newsroom on Jun 4, 2013 9:45:39 PM

      "Looking forward, Eul highlighted Intel's next Atom processor-based SoC for smartphones, codenamed "Merrifield." Taking advantage of the new, versatile 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture, Merrifield will enable a performance increase of greater than 50 percent and will also increase battery life over current-generation "Clover Trail+" product offerings. The platform also brings support for contextual awareness and personal services via an integrated sensor hub, and increased data, device and privacy protection."

      50% PERFORMANCE INCREASE WHILE USING LESS ENERGY!!! WOW!!!

    • Intel newsroom
      Intel Atom Processor Z2560 and Intel XMM 7160 LTE Solution to Ship Globally in New Tablet

      Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE)
      Intel's strategy is to deliver leading low-power, global modem solutions that work across multiple bands, regions and devices.

      Intel's XMM 7160 is one of the world's smallest and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solutions. The modem supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously and also includes a highly configurable RF architecture, running real-time algorithms for envelope tracking and antenna tuning, that enables cost-efficient multiband configurations, extended battery life and global LTE roaming in a single SKU. It supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks.

      Intel will begin shipments of multimode data 4G LTE in the coming weeks following final interoperability testing (IOT) with Tier 1 service providers in North America, Europe and Asia.

      • 1 Reply to justfine790
      • Intel: Piper Cuts to Sell; ‘Honeymoon’ Can’t Last
        Piper Jaffray chip analyst Gus Richard today cut his rating on shares of Intel (INTC) to Underweight from Neutral, and cut his price target to $20 from $21, after cutting estimates for the PC industry and warning the stock’s “honeymoon” can’t last.

        According to Richard, although Intel shares have been on the march upward of late, driven by enthusiasm for the company’s “Silvermont” CPU architecture for mobile devices, formally unveiled three weeks ago, and for its “Haswell” family of desktop, server and laptop chips, which were formally unveiled this week at the Computex trade show, nevertheless “underlying fundamentals remain unchanged and the company’s core PC business is in a state of decline.”

        Richard cut his estimates for the PC market this year to a decline of 6% versus 2012′s unit shipments, worse than his prior expectation for a 2.9% decline, to a total of 325.3 million units this year. Growth in 2014 may resume with a 1.6% rise.

        Richard maintains a forecast for $51.88 billion in revenue this year for Intel, below the Street consensus of $53.5 billion, arguing that slightly better near-term trends are merely “channel fill,” and are “taking revenue out of 2H for a net decline of $400M in CY13.”

        While Haswell improves on such metrics as battery life, writes Richard, it won’t help PC unit sales, he thinks, as “we expect to continue to see tablets taking share from notebooks with the dekstop market remaining stagnant.”

        Intel’s recent stock “honeymoon,” as he calls, won’t last. Richard thinks the recent appointment of CEO Brian Krzanich is “a non-event” for the company, as company strategy appears set to remain status quo. And while Silvermont is “a significant improvement,” nevertheless he thinks Intel is behind in the broad commoditization of application processors, driven by ARM Holdings (ARMH) and licensees such as Nvidia (NVDA) and Qualcomm (QCOM)

    • Intel: Piper Cuts to Sell; ‘Honeymoon’ Can’t Last
      Piper Jaffray chip analyst Gus Richard today cut his rating on shares of Intel (INTC) to Underweight from Neutral, and cut his price target to $20 from $21, after cutting estimates for the PC industry and warning the stock’s “honeymoon” can’t last.

      According to Richard, although Intel shares have been on the march upward of late, driven by enthusiasm for the company’s “Silvermont” CPU architecture for mobile devices, formally unveiled three weeks ago, and for its “Haswell” family of desktop, server and laptop chips, which were formally unveiled this week at the Computex trade show, nevertheless “underlying fundamentals remain unchanged and the company’s core PC business is in a state of decline.”

      Richard cut his estimates for the PC market this year to a decline of 6% versus 2012′s unit shipments, worse than his prior expectation for a 2.9% decline, to a total of 325.3 million units this year. Growth in 2014 may resume with a 1.6% rise.

      Richard maintains a forecast for $51.88 billion in revenue this year for Intel, below the Street consensus of $53.5 billion, arguing that slightly better near-term trends are merely “channel fill,” and are “taking revenue out of 2H for a net decline of $400M in CY13.”

      While Haswell improves on such metrics as battery life, writes Richard, it won’t help PC unit sales, he thinks, as “we expect to continue to see tablets taking share from notebooks with the dekstop market remaining stagnant.”

      Intel’s recent stock “honeymoon,” as he calls, won’t last. Richard thinks the recent appointment of CEO Brian Krzanich is “a non-event” for the company, as company strategy appears set to remain status quo. And while Silvermont is “a significant improvement,” nevertheless he thinks Intel is behind in the broad commoditization of application processors, driven by ARM Holdings (ARMH) and licensees such as Nvidia (NVDA) and Qualcomm (QCOM):

      • 1 Reply to basher_is_a_m0r0n
      • Please read my post near the top of this post, "Basher" is correct. As he quotes from Piper Jaffrey's chip analyst, Gus Richard states, "Intel’s recent stock “honeymoon,” as he calls, won’t last. Richard thinks the recent appointment of CEO Brian Krzanich is “a non-event” for the company, as company strategy appears set to remain status quo."

        He is not the only financial writer who has the same take.

 
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