• Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
• New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
• The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
• New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.
Intel Corporation To Supply Modem Chips For Next-Gen Apple Inc. iPhone: Northland Capital Markets
Northland Capital Markets maintained its bullish stance on Intel Corporation expecting Apple to use the chipmaker’s modem for its upcoming next generation iPhones
By: Martin Blanc
Published: Aug 12, 2015 at 11:42 am EST
Analysts at Northland Capital have reiterated a Market Perform rating on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) along with a price target of $32 as they believe that the chipmaker has managed to win part of the modem business in Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming next generation iPhones, scheduled to launch in September.
Apple has been evaluating Intel’s modem models for some time now. Analysts at Northland Capital expect Intel Corporation to capture roughly 50% of Apple’s modem business in the upcoming series of next generation iPhones. The analysts believe that the semiconductor giant can generate over $1 billion in CY16 by supplying the tech giant with its high-powered modems.
Intel Wins From Surging Sales Of Chromebooks
Aug. 16, 2015 2:35 AM ET
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•U.S. B2B sales of Chromebooks posted a 43% sales increase in the first half of 2015.
•Google is now offering more freebies to make ChromeBooks more attractive to enterprise buyers.
•Intel is still the biggest supplier of processors to Chrome OS computers.
NPD Group's latest report reveals that ChromeBook sales are still posting double-digit growth rate. Unlike the sharp decline in Android tablets (-8%) and iPads (-20%), the U.S. Business-to-Business ((B2B)) sales of ChromeBooks posted +43% increase during the first half of this year.
The impressive performance of Chromebook sales has helped the Chrome OS/Android OS increase its share from 23% to 30% of the U.S. B2B sales to enterprise, government, and education markets.
When dogs bark in the neighborhood and your dog joins in. What happens? Just more dogs barking. Why not give it a rest?
Your constant too and about your tormentors is what keeps them alive. You can't keep your mouth shut anymore than them. Why don't you stop posting personal rebuttal and see if things change. I now I am tired of both sides of this flame fight.
Check out the Forbes Article.
Intel, Micron unveil "breakthrough" 3D XPoint memory tech; shares higher
Jul 28 2015, 12:16 ET | About: Intel Corporation (INTC) | By: Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
Intel (INTC +1.5%) and Micron (MU +3.7%) proclaim their jointly-developed 3D XPoint (pronounced "3D crosspoint") non-volatile memory technology delivers speeds up to 1,000 times faster than NAND flash (also non-volatile), and is 10x denser than DRAM (much faster than NAND, but volatile).
The NAND JV partners also declare 3D XPoint "significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage." Unique materials and a cross point array structure are said to make 3D XPoint possible.
Major write endurance improvements are also promised relative to NAND. The first product will be a 128Gb (16GB) chip.
Intel/Micron are sharing additional at a San Francisco event (webcast). Shares of both companies are higher amid a 0.6% gain for the Nasdaq.
Update: More details from Fortune. 3D XPoint samples are expected by year's end, and commercial shipments are set for 2016.
Update 2: During the Q&A session for the announcement, the cost for 3D XPoint is placed "somewhere between" that of NAND and DRAM. Intel/Micron affirm their commitment to 3D NAND, while noting its high densities.
Update 3: Both Intel and Micron plan to make 3D XPoint products. Micron CEO Mark Durcan claims he doesn't know of any comparable rival products on the way, and predicts 3D XPoint will be used for both storage (like NAND) and main memory (like DRAM).
Four months ago: Intel, Micron launch 3D NAND line, promise cost/capacity edge
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Intel launches first Skylake desktop CPUs, targets gamers
Aug 5 2015, 12:39 ET | About: Intel Corporation (INTC) | By: Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
The first CPUs based on Intel's (INTC - unchanged) anticipated 14nm Skylake CPU platform (the successor to the 14nm Broadwell, launched last year) are the quad-core Core i7-6700K (4GHz.) and Core i5-6600K (3.5GHz.).
The overclocking-friendly chips are aimed at gamers/enthusiasts, have MSRPs of $350 and $243, and (given Intel has only launched less powerful Broadwell parts) succeed the Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K (i.e. Devil's Canyon), which are based on the 22nm Haswell architecture. Unlike their predecessors, and like Intel's 8-core i7-5820K (also based on Haswell), the chips support DDR4 DRAM. They also support high-speed PCIe 3.0 storage and more high-speed I/O lanes, and (though gamers would doubtlessly opt for a graphics card) contain a faster integrated GPU.
Skylake notebook/tablet CPUs are due in the coming months, as are cheaper desktop CPUs. More details are expected at the Aug. 18-20 Intel Developers Forum.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) faced an immense degree of criticism over its failed Google Glass which led to many believe that the tech giant might scrap the project. However, the company is reported to have mad a product filing at the FCC recently which is believed to be the second iteration of Google Glass. Although we are still unsure as to whether Google Glass 2.0 will be making an entry into the market any time soon, rumors indicate that it is already in the works.
The upcoming Google Glass is believed to be targeted towards the enterprise market, and many are already calling the forthcoming gadget the Google Glass Enterprise Edition; its predecessor was the Explorer Edition. The upcoming wearable is set to feature substantial changes which include a larger battery and the switch over to an Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) processor.
Intel's stock price target raised to $35 from $34 at Wedbush
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INTEL will really surprise if it meets or beats expectations. I find it odd that so many have reduced target prices, downgraded etc yet the target price remained 51 cents.
Stacy and entourage probably bought quite a bit of *INTC in the last few days.
Intel beats estimates, guides strong; shares jump
Jul 15 2015, 16:05 ET | About: Intel Corporation (INTC) | By: Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC): Q2 EPS of $0.55 beats by $0.05.
Revenue of $13.2B (-4.6% Y/Y) beats by $160M.
Expects Q3 revenue of $14.3B (+/- $500M), above a $14.1B consensus at the midpoint.
Expects 2015 revenue to be down 1% Y/Y, better than a consensus for a 2% drop.
Shares +7.9% AH.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) March Lock In Step To Launch Faster Chip
by Lisa Ray - Jul 29, 2015 9:15 am EDT
Chip making competitors Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) have initiated production of state of the art, memory chips which are designed to achieve faster processing speeds. The refurbished chips are expected to revolutionize the way current day computers go about accessing and processing large amounts of data.
The newly engineered and fabricated chips are said to be based on the emerging, cutting edge “3D XPoint technology” platform. Industry watchers have opined that these new chips represent the latest advancement that has occurred in the memory chips market over the past two and a half decades. The background to the development and availability of these new age chips was provided by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on 28th July.
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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) have announced that they would be making available the sample of new chips to prospective customers by end of this year. They have described that the new chips are capable of processing 1000 times faster in comparison to the chips which are currently in use. The two tech companies hope that the faster processing power would allow computing devices across the networks to shift through and make sense of the enormous quantity of user data that is getting generated by users in multiple devices.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) envision these chips becoming irreplaceable in data processing intensive sectors like weather mapping, satellite imaging, and “real-time tracking of diseases”. They also hope that customers who are into the busin
Micron Has 'Breakthrough' Potential, Worth $33/Share Says JMP's Alex Gauna
9:30 am ET July 29, 2015 (Benzinga) Print
In a report published Wednesday, JMP Securities analyst Alex Gauna maintained an Outperform rating on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU), with a price target of $33, following the announcement of 3D XPoint™ technology.
The 3D XPoint™ technology is the "first major new memory architecture in decades and what Micron is heralding as an industry break-through," analyst Alex Gauna said.
The new 3D XPoint memory has "substantially improved" speed, density and endurance, due to which it is expected to be used for Big Data, gaming, HPC, and "as yet unimagined high-performance applications," Gauna wrote, while adding that this technology was expected to "fill a niche between DRAM and NAND" that only Micron and its partner Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) would be able to serve.
In the report JMP Securities noted, "Beyond its own significance as a new and differentiated revenue driver for Micron, 3D XPoint is likely to invigorate change toward more tiered memory and storage subsystems and, in the process, accelerate the adoption of Micron 3D NAND solutions."
Gauna expects NAND SSD sales to overtake HDD industry revenues within the next couple of years. Moreover, this could generate an incremental $10 billion per year in sales by the end of the decade, which "other industry watchers are otherwise expecting to go toward HDDs."
"Because Micron is first to market with 3D XPoint, should be second to market in 3D NAND, and is now ramping 16nm TLC NAND, we believe the company is in an excellent position to invest more aggressively in Cap Ex and improve its position from fourth to second in the NAND market over the next few years," the report stated.
Gauna recommended investors to "aggressively" purchase Micron's shares on this opportunity as well as on "its M&A potential, prospects for improved DRAM dynamics with the ramp of Windows 10, and its strong po
Intel : Server Mania Announces New Dedicated Servers Based on the 8-core Intel Xeon D-1540 Processor
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 31, 2015
Server Mania, an industry-leading dedicated and cloud hosting provider, has announced a new product line based on the Intel Xeon D-1500 series processor family, which provides the processing power of the 14nm Broadwell architecture and is ideal for a variety of workloads such as dynamic web serving, dedicated web hosting, warm storage, and network routing.
The Xeon D-1500 series represents Intel's first Xeon-based System on a Chip, and includes integrated I/O circuitry and networking.
Server Mania customers can buy dedicated servers based on the 8-core Intel Xeon D-1540 processor. The base server configuration includes 32GB RAM, and one 1 TB SATA drive or one 120 GB solid-state drive. Customers can upgrade their storage at any time and add memory to a maximum of 128GB. Customers can also select a chassis model with four hard drive bays.
The Xeon D-1540 draws 45W of power, and has a base speed of 2.0GHz, all core turbo speed of 2.5GHz, and one core turbo speed of 2.6GHz.
Benchmark testing shows massive performance gains compared to the 8-core Intel Atom C2750 processor. The Intel Xeon D-1540 performed 78% better on the STREAM OpenMP benchmark for memory bandwidth, and 163% better on the SPEC CPU 2006 which measures intensive compute capabilities. In a test of its dynamic web serving capabilities, Xeon D-1500 series processors performed 240% better than the Intel Atom C2750, meaning more users can be served simultaneously without performance degradation.
"Compared to some of our legacy, single-core processors, the E3-1240v3 and E5-1600 series, switching to Intel Xeon D-1540 processors can provide huge performance gains," said Chris Niedojadlo, COO of ServerMania. "By providing servers with the D-1540 at our data center facilities,