'SoFIA is likely to be a single core in the 3G instantiation and a dual core in the LTE instantiation'
Agreed and I suspect the same might be true of the gpu clusters, i.e. one and two for 3G and LTE. That would provide enough graded differentiation between all the Silvermont models at 22-28nm.
'they'll absolutely smack anything with a quad ARM Cortex A7.'
Certainly the ones with clock speeds nearer 1 GHz, the ones with clock speeds closer to 2 GHz will be a tougher match though. It's good though you are going to take a more detailed balanced approach to judging these mobile processors, it will improve you as a stock analyst who can differentiate himself from a simple crowd of knee-jerk commentators.
We all know Intel's phones chips are 1-2 years late to market to be absolute leading edge but they are still good enough to be very fit for purpose and very good performance/power/price performers. The important thing for Intel at this very early stage of its mobile incursion is to provide good chips that establish an x86 brand for quality and competence quite contrary to all the anti-x86 myths being peddled before and I believe every phone chip Intel has or will release has done that. It's about beginning to establish a historical dynasty so satisfied customers will not be averse to buying an Intel phone again or new customers not be put off by previous bad reviews.
'Putin has said repeatedly that he wants Yanukovych restored to the presidency. '
No in his latest public statements about a week ago he said he realized that Yanukovych was finished in Ukraine but before he would talk to Ukraine again and recognize them he wanted Yanukovych's last agreement he signed with the Opposition (now Govt) to be abided by.
As to your earlier assertion there were no right-wing fascist elements in the new government, think again when you look at their first party logo ...
Crimea is kind of a special case because it was Russian from 1783 (first annexation after war with Ottoman Empire) until 1954 when Nikita Khrushchev made it part of Ukraine as a 300 year anniversary gift for Ukraine being part of the Russian Empire. He had Ukrainian blood in him so he might have been a bit biased in his decision-making.
Putin is really only doing this to secure his military Naval bases (real reason) and Russian people (public reason) there against what he says is a hostile Ukrainian government (with right-wing fascist elements) which did take over through demonstrations i.e. coup d'etat rather than the ballot box. I don't think any side is blameless here as Putin has been meddling in Ukrainian affairs for years but this is the justification he is presenting to his public.
Stalin was like Hitler like Napoleon like Genghis Khan, some of the last millennium's worst murdering psychopaths and I don't believe Putin is up there with them. Remember Putin invaded Georgia and then retreated after he got what he wanted. Georgia is not under Russian rule now is it ?
I don't believe he is. There was a 76K block first at 3.95 and then moved to 3.85 where it got taken out. He posted these prices beforehand so I would say he is telling the truth, at least this time.
'On Wednesday, the head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Andriy Parubiy, claimed that Russian forces near the border totaled more than 80,000 solders, 270 tanks, 370 artillery systems and 140 combat aircraft. “Ukraine today is facing the threat of a full-scale invasion from various directions,” he said.
Aleksandr Golts, an author and military analyst, noted that the operations were not training exercises like the huge one Mr. Putin ordered at the end of February that require notification of neighboring states under a series of conventional arms agreements.
He added that the operations were clearly intended as a warning of Russia’s readiness to intervene, if necessary, noting that the parachute drop was on a scale not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. They also served to tie down Ukraine’s beleaguered military and prevent any effort to challenge the secession of Crimea.
“The goal is very clear: not to permit Ukrainian troops from moving toward Crimea,” he said. He later met with his national security council in Sochi.'
'It worries me when I hear him professing his right to ignore international borders in order to protect Russians in any country.'
It was a verbal warning shot to the Ukrainian Right not to go and do silly things like banning Russian or any other marginalization they had on their agenda. Putin is a tough hard guy but I do believe he works under his own KGB inspired moral code. Anyway everyone will get a vote on Sunday and if the right result is not achieved more phantom votes will be added until the right result is achieved, that's usually how Russian elections work ;-). As Paul McCartney would sing it the Crimeans better get used to being 'back in the USSR' ;-).
Putin is only interested in the Crimea, to secure the Black Sea Fleet in perpetuity and also to right the wrong in his eyes that Kruschev did when he gave it to Ukraine (apparently he was half-Ukrainian). I think Putin does not really mind a Western supported Ukraine, after all it will be able to pay its full price Gas Bills then ;-).
'in a thread in which he is praising an article of mine'
which was good detective work but nothing more and does not balance out the rest of the repetitive dross and badly analyzed emotional junk you have put out lately.
'If somebody doesn't agree with you, they're stupid liars and spinsters, but if somebody agrees with you, they don't have original ideas ;-)'
They are stupid liars and spinsters when they make up their own facts that bear no relation to reality and continue to stand by those falsehoods even when exposed to reality. Agreeing with me or not has no relationship to whether an idea is original or not but clearly many of your articles are just extensions/compilations of discussions you have with others on this board and others like Ihub.
'Think about it this way: would I really be wasting my time going back and forth with you if I didn't stand by my work?'
Standing by your work is not mutually exclusive to turning out repetitive dross and anyway you have to carry on the charade that you know what you are talking about to the few fans you have left. You are insulting our intelligence and wasting our time with what you have been doing lately and the damage that has been done to your reputation with your actions and articles in the last 6 months is truly incalculable. You could have been a contender but you have just shown yourself to be an emotional money-grabbing pretender.
So it is just a money thing to you, respin the same news a few dozen times as long you can keep the daily dross coming, gotcha.
'The observation that intel's best way to differentiate itself long term in this market is through the modem is I believe an important one.'
and have you not made it before dozens of times ? In how many recent articles have you mentioned the XMM 7260 and its relevance ? 20, 30 ?
'Not sure why thou doth protest so much. '
because you are wasting our time and positively annoying us with this low-grade repetitive unoriginal #$%$. Are you just a money ho ? Is that seriously all there is to you ?
In the long run he will lose both customers and respect if that is truly his mindset. He will spend so much time defending himself against bad articles when he could have spent that extra time doing a good article and had an easier life to boot.
Talking of repetitive and unoriginal what exactly was new in that Infineon/XMM 7260 article ? Was it really needed by anyone ?
'Is $2 safe today, or not? That's a rhetorical question: it's not safe, not at all. You'll test it today '
Ah the Tard Queen the perfect contrarian indicator is back and yes ASTC is up and IMSC is down as you would expect from his usual asinine predicting ability ;-).
Good original article (for a recent change) by AE which shows the current mobile 22-14nm SoC roadmap was in place way back in 2011.