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jamulmike 374 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 1 minute ago Member since: Oct 10, 2011
  • gloomberg guest had a chart showing "expert" WAGs over time.
    While c(low)nbc santelli rants his crony traitors at the cme (chicago: the most corrupt city in the most corrupt state) should manipulate rates and not the Fed.
    Just toooo funny.........

  • Has making chips become a brutal adults only profession?
    Fewer will do more!!!
    So it has been for 50 years!!!!
    Only those that partner with (Cymer)ASML will survive!!!!!

    Gate first/ gate last:

    Virtually the entire industry decided to go "gate first" processing at 45nm. Intel (INTC) alone went "gate last". TSMC (TSM) also went gate last only after Chairman Morris Chang dictated that TSMC follow Intel. There were many reasons at the time that the IBM (IBM) led Common Platform Consortium felt that gate first was superior, but the real, behind the scenes, reason for the gate first decision was that IBM felt that Moore's Law stopped at 45nm, so there would be no need for gate last. Intel, on the other hand, knew there were more steps to Moore's Law all the way to TriGate, and a TriGate transistor is impossible using gate first. Intel had the leading insight in this major decision.

    Strained Silicon:

    At 90nm Intel introduced "strained silicon", shocking the rest of the industry. This move improved speed and lowered leakage on transistors in 90nm integrated circuits. An enhanced strained silicon continued the improvement to the 65nm node.


    Intel introduced their HKMG (High K Metal Gate) process at 45nm, leaving all competition scratching their heads once again. HKMG made the next node, 32nm possible


    In 2011 Intel again shocked the semiconductor industry with the announcement of their TriGate transistor technology. Intel has been shipping TriGate products for two years and has recently moved into production with a 14nm TriGate process. The rest of the industry is struggling with 20nm planar processes with no sign of an answer to TriGate for another couple of years, if ever.

    So, Intel has been constantly innovating in process and materials technology for the past decade and this innovation continues to this day.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ASML on CNBC special report company

    by devlinrenanbbf Jun 11, 2014 8:09 AM
    jamulmike jamulmike Jun 18, 2014 8:30 AM Flag

    bogus krapp

  • Reply to

    ASML on CNBC special report company

    by devlinrenanbbf Jun 11, 2014 8:09 AM
    jamulmike jamulmike Jun 18, 2014 8:29 AM Flag

    the yahoos pay to play spam
    or worse

  • The Mother of All Paradigm Shifts!!!

    DALLAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Texas Instruments (TI) (TXN) introduced its new SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of new easy, low power SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. This new Internet-on-a-chip™ family allows customers to easily add embedded Wi-Fi and Internet to a wide-range of home, industrial and consumer electronics through features including:
    •The industry's lowest power consumption for battery operated devices with a low power radio and advanced low power modes.
    •Flexibility to use any microcontroller (MCU) with the CC3100 solution or leverage the CC3200's integrated programmable ARM® Cortex®-M4 MCU, allowing customers to add their own code.
    •Easy development for the IoT with quick connection, cloud support and on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet and robust security protocols, requiring no prior Wi-Fi experience to get a product connected.
    •The ability to simply and securely connect their devices to Wi-Fi using a phone or tablet app or a web browser with multiple provisioning options including SmartConfig™ Technology, WPS and AP mode.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Startling Numbers of Insider Trading Rogues
    The New York Times
    12 hours ago
    There is often a tip.

    Before many big mergers and acquisitions, word leaks out to select investors who seek to covertly trade on the information. Stocks and options move in unusual ways that aren’t immediately clear. Then news of the deals crosses the ticker, surprising everyone except for those already in the know. Sometimes the investor is found out and is prosecuted, sometimes not.

    That’s what everyone suspects, though until now the evidence has been largely anecdotal.

    Now, a groundbreaking new study finally puts what we’ve instinctively thought into hard numbers — and the truth is worse than we imagined.

    A quarter of all public company deals may involve some kind of insider trading, according to the study by two professors at the Stern School of Business at New York University and one professor from McGill University. The study, perhaps the most detailed and exhaustive of its kind, examined hundreds of transactions from 1996 through the end of 2012

    Are ALL the markets rigged?
    Same old krapp...
    Different day...

  • I know.
    I know...
    The Conventional Wisdom flat earther "experts" (See IBM's PC call a few decades ago!) told us speeds past 1Gig for CPU were not needed!
    Nearly 5Gig multi-core APUs!!!!
    Stick with the facts!!!
    Stick with the innovators!!!
    Stick with (Cymer)ASML!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The SSD market is currently going through the biggest change in its history. Ever since consumer SSDs started appearing around 2006, SATA has been the dominant interface but now that is about to change. With
    PCIe and NVMe making their way to the consumer space, SATA will sooner than later become obsolete, at least for high performance SSDs.

    But right now, it is way too early to bury SATA. The transition to PCIe has taken its first baby steps but is far from taking over SATA. I believe 2015 will be the year of PCIe SSDs, because by then we will have several PCIe SSD platforms ready from SandForce, JMicron, and others; then the OEMs can start shipping drives in volume. However, we are still six months away from 2015 and even then, SATA is not going anywhere. The market and drives will continue to evolve and the latest proof comes from SanDisk with a humble name: the Extreme Pro.

    The Extreme Pro takes the proven recipe of the Extreme II. The controller is unchanged but the firmware has been optimized even further for consistency and the NAND has been changed to SanDisk's own second generation 64Gbit 19nm MLC (same as Toshiba's A19nm). SanDisk's target markets for the Extreme Pro are gamers and professionals, which are user groups that traditionally crave performance and consistency.

    The Extreme II had excellent IO consistency to begin with and was one of the most consistent client drives we have tested, so the bar is set high for the Extreme Pro. SanDisk is so confident about the reliability of the Extreme Pro that it is giving it a 10-year warranty, which is twice of what any consumer-grade SSD has offered so far

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ASML on CNBC special report company

    by devlinrenanbbf Jun 11, 2014 8:09 AM
    jamulmike jamulmike Jun 17, 2014 8:09 AM Flag

    the yahoos endorsed (pay to play) spam...
    or worse

  • Please.
    Tell me you saw this coming (unlike meathead multi-id)!!!
    The Mother of All Paradigm Shifts!!!!!

    At his office in San Jose, Danilak showed me a path for how the company will go from $3 per gigabyte today to just 25 cents by some time next year, using the next version of cheap flash, "TLC." Compare that with disk drives, which cost $2 per gigabyte. It is the kind of engineering challenge he relishes. His prior start-up, SandForce, was bought by chip maker LSI after he'd already left the company. Nothing much came of the SandForce technology once other people were working on it, prompting him to observe, "With A-plus people there is no limit to what you can do; with B-minus people, there is no limit to what you cannot do."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I know.
    I know!
    Like the APU (formerly CPU), the "experts" will claim no more need for speed.
    This has been proven to be pure bunk. Flat earth stuff. Over and over and over.
    The Software guys will go nuts with this kind of speed and bandwidth. Here, history does repeat!!!!
    Just the start (of The Product Cycle)!!!!!

    Even more promising is the fact that JMicron is presently working on a M.2 PCIe x4 solution as seen here. This is the JMF811 eight channel PCIe Gen 2 controller and capable of 1.5GB/s read and 1.2GB/s write performance with up to 125K IOPS; those are great numbers. In addition to that, there is a PCIe X2 solution with a new JMF810 controller capable of 750MB/s read and 640MB/s write with up to 120K IOPS. Both solutions support A19, 16nm, 3D and TLC NAND flash memory.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    ASML on CNBC special report company

    by devlinrenanbbf Jun 11, 2014 8:09 AM
    jamulmike jamulmike Jun 15, 2014 11:48 AM Flag

    how much do the yahoos get paid for this spam

  • Just the start!!!

    Self-checkouts, first used in 1992, now account for about 40 percent of transactions at grocery stores, according to Frank Jimenez, senior director of insights-driven performance and retail evolution at Hershey.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • the yahoos want only spam posts.....

  • TSMC revenues down in May, but 2Q14 performance in line with expectations

    Looks like the sky is actually falling UP!!!
    Stick with the facts!!!
    Stick with the innovators!!!
    Stick with (Cymer)ASML!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Josephine Lien, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 11 June 2014]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced revenues of NT$60.79 billion (US$2.03 billion) for May, a decrease of 1.8% from the previous month but an increase of 17.4% from a year earlier. Accumulated revenues for the January-May period totaled NT$270.89 billion, increasing 15.5% from a year ago.

    TSMC's June revenues are expected to drop slightly from May's, but second-quarter revenues will still be able to reach NT$180-183 billion as expected, according to an industry estimate.

    A high base posted in April contributed to the slight sequential decline in revenues in May, said industry sources, adding that TSMC's second-quarter performance has been in line with expectations.

    Products rolled out by its 28nm process are expected to account for 30% of TSMC's total sales in 2014, while the 20nm process technology is expected to contribute up to 20% to total revenues by year-end 2014, the sources noted

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Then 10 & 7nm!!!
    Next few years a no brainier!!!!
    Way cheaper than dirt chips stuffed in everything!!!
    Everything IS The Next Big Thing!!!!!!

    UMC to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET process in 1H15

    Josephine Lien, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 12 June 2014]

    United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will continue to develop advanced processes with plans to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET products in the first half of 2015, according to the company.

    While Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have tied together for the development of 14nm process, UMC will continue to cooperate with IBM for its advancement into the 14nm FinFET technology, UMC said.

    The company currently has more than 20 tape-out clients for its 28nm processes, with about 10 clients likely to begin volume production in 2014, said UMC, adding that 28nm products are expected to account for 5% of total revenues by the year-end.

    UMC is currently operating at 90% of its total production capacity with its 8-inch fabs running almost at full capacity, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted company chairman Stan Hung as saying.

    UMC has plans to ramp up the output of 8-inch wafers from Hejian Technology, a subsidiary in Shanghai, to 48,000-50,000 units from the current 44,000 units, said the paper.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Competition, new applications, and feature innovation to drive the worldwide smart home controller market to US$6 billion by 2019, says ABI Research

    Press release, June 10; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 10 June 2014]

    Smart home automation controllers in the form of control panels, gateways and bridges are at the center of the smart home ecosystem delivering automation in single point and whole home solutions. Smart home automation controller shipments will witness strong growth driven by ongoing mass market interest, lower cost and an expanding supplier base, according to ABI Research.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    (blocked 2X) Embed PC for 4K signage

    by jamulmike Jun 14, 2014 12:48 PM
    jamulmike jamulmike Jun 14, 2014 12:49 PM Flag

    Both products support the fourth generation Intel Core i3/i5 CPU, the Intel QM87 chipset and the Intel AMT for remote management. The LEC-7388 offers two USB 3.0 ports and supports hardware-based 4K decoders on external HDMI output port whereas the LEC-7388S offers the same support on both external HDMI output port and DisplayPort. The LEC-7388S also features a swappable 2.5" HDD/SSD drive bay, DDR3L memory (max. 16GB), three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and a mini-PCIe slot with SIM card reader

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Today sees the release of two products from Lanner: The LEC-7388, an Open Pluggable Standard (OPS) compliant module; and the LEC-7388S, a digital signage industrial PC. Both the LEC-7388 and the LEC-7388S are 4K-ready, offering support for the Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution via their unique hardware configurations.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • IBASE Technology Inc. (TASDAQ: 8050), a world-leading manufacturer of industrial motherboards and
    Just the start!!!!!

    embedded systems, presents the latest SI-12 compact signage player measures only 1.95mm thick. This media player enables the retail, food and hospitality segments to deliver compelling and valuable content in dual high-definition HDMI displays to targeted audiences.

    The SI-12 digital signage player has been tested to pass extended operating temperatures (-30 degrees C to +60 degrees C) to meet extreme system reliability requirements that allow its deployment in a wide range of harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The unit offers a fanless design by using the lower-power, high-performance 1.91GHz Intel Atom E3845 quad-core processor that has a built-in Intel HD Graphics. It has two dual channel DDR3L-1333 sockets to provide up to 8GB memory and an optional 64GB mSATA solid state drive for faster system boot and low heat emission.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • jamulmike jamulmike Jun 14, 2014 11:34 AM Flag

    giving up after 11
    good job, yahoos

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