The Apple deal is too hard to speculate. But it is worth asking about what 1000 Apple processor employees do all day long if such mild modifications happen on the SoC from generation to generation? Significant yes, 1000 engineers significant? No. The switch from RISC to Intel took about five years behind the scenes and this was when Apple wasn't anywhere as successful as it is today. It wouldn't surprise me if they are working on modified versions of x86 that are proprietary for Apple. Perhaps a sleek, new SoC that is cutting edge. The thing about Apple is that they tend to announce something and a few months later it ships. If something does go down on Monday you're talking about something that ships by the end of summer in time for back to school and the holiday season. The time seems right for something to go down on Monday. But, just the same Apple can afford to sell absolutely nothing for the next ten years and still keep all current employees on payroll until retirement. So, though the timing looks right, who knows what they will do?
look who is always pumping an Intel/Apple deal - will the Apple deal pumper.
The more you pump the less likely
how is TSMC 20nm ramp coming?I
bet you Apple already regretting -
I red Apple bought 80%b of Elpida LPDRAM output.
very strong demand fpr LPDRAM -
maybe Samsung is beginning to realize they can make more money in particular with LPDRAM - they know they won't be able to compete with Intel's 22 and 14nm SoC