They are hardly protecting investors if they are preventing normal buying. In fact they are causing the distortion and manipulation they supposedly are trying to prevent. Idiots.
'There is very little incentive to go below 14 nm. Sure, you can talk and talk about 7nm or 0.5nm or whatever fancy them to impress the crowd. There are very few competitors left on this shrinking geometry race.'
and Intel will always be one of them. Intel's business depends on it being able to significantly outperform its old chips ever year otherwise there will be no PC upgrades so Intel has always needed regular performance and/or chip cost improvement, that is its fundamental business model. Bohr also does not lie, if he says Intel will have x process in y year then that's what will happen.
The climategate e-mails showed that non-consensus articles are purposely censored/removed by these loons so percentage figures are meaningless in this case with these loaded dice.
I don't listen to anyone on this subject, I have formed my own opinion on the raw data which goes back millions of years and my own education (physics degree) which allows me to spot pseudo-scientific BS when I see it. I know you only believe in this for political liberal reasons but my objection is on the science alone or what these clowns are passing it of as.
You are the flat earther as the empirical facts are all on my side, man has doubled air CO2 concentrations already since the industrial revolution and the global temperature has barely changed and there were hotter periods in the previous millennium. Your kooky pseudo-experts have yet to provide real proof.
The climategate e-mail leaks (of which I previously posted extracts) shows how these so-called experts purposely fiddle their models to fit their AGW narrative. Not only do they fiddle their models they also fiddle the temperature readings on which the models are based dropping cold temperature stations when they show inconvenient truths and applying arbitrary adjustments to other raw readings. It is unbelievable that in the 21st century this passes for science let alone so called expert science but it sure has fooled you good.
p.s. meanwhile back on Planet Earth over 40m Americans are still suffering adverse winter conditions in late February.
'Today, only 42 percent of Americans believe that human-caused climate change is real. '
Glad to see the majority has not been fooled by this big money-making scam with fraudulent/incompetent articles written by people whose funding is dependent on 'consensus' conclusions . It takes a lot of intelligence, common sense and independent thinking to see through a scam which is supported by the establishment right up to the President and hats off to the majority for doing so.
It is nonsensical if it is not the same design. The G6430 in Moorefield/Merrifield clocks at 533 MHz vs 400-450 MHz in A7
When Merrifield came out I estimated its die size (correctly) and its cpu/gpu subblocks and compared it to A7 from die plans. I will look through my old posts and repost but the PowerVR6 is definitely smaller in Merrifield as is the overall die.
' I also came across some numbers comparing actual transistor density for TSMC 20nm V Intel 14nm,'
Ah yes the infamous Apple to Core nonsensical comparison. Actually we have a real apples to apples comparison at Intel 22nm to Samsung 28nm (which was the densest foundry 28nm), the identical PowerVR6 block in Merrifield/Moorefield and A6 and Merrifield/Moorefields's gpu was denser and faster ... case closed.
'Both TSMC and Samsung claim their density numbers will be around Intel's for 10nm...'
My response was pitched at the low level of the anecdotal post I was replying to seeing as you have not once bothered to argue the science on its merits instead appealing to your authorities who I have already discredited with their many examples of disingenuous behavior. It's not hard to think you win a debate when you don't even bother to take part except to parrot fanciful forecasts that have already failed to turn up now for over a decade and counting. AGW is a business and religion not a science as it has already failed to predict anything correctly and always postpones them into the future on failure and should have long been dropped if it had not been for so many important entities foolishly staking their reputations on it. It's pretty hard to consciously wipe the egg from your faces when the whole world has been watching so they just pretend it is not there.
CA is not called the Sunshine State for nothing. Global warming will ensure less world wide energy bills than global cooling and you also can't grow crops on snow whereas higher CO2 and warmth will increase plant yield. It makes me laugh at the complete absurdity of all the these 'green' parties so obsessed with preserving 'white' ice and a few man-killing polar bears and not embracing a truly more greener tropical environment ;-). It's actually a shame that burning all the world's fossil fuels will barely move global temps a degree in reality as more is needed long-term to combat future Ice Ages. The AGW scam has set humanity back about 50 years in its long term development, hope you and Gore and Hansen are happy about that.
Agree, no need to buy on high volume up days. Just support the stock on dips down to around 2.80 to weaken overall long term resistance.
Meanwhile back in the real world of Planet Earth in 2015 that whole geographical area is being blanketed by 6 feet of snow. This is how Ice Ages start out. We need more global warming not less.
Years of cash burn-rate, good projects unfolding and a stock float that is slowly being eaten away by Institutions and Company Buybacks, it has been obvious to me since the LMT sale what the direction of travel for this stock was going to be and that was up ! All the company had to do was consistently defend 2.80 for TA stock support and they did.
Both Samsung and TSMC have been intellectually dishonest as they already have their own 20nm standard to measure improvements against and they have underestimated their FF processes by at least 2nm i.e. Samsung and TSMC FinFet processes should be called 16FF and 18FF respectively as they have 37% and 58% less density than Intel's 14nm.