BK's record is mixed. To his credit he did kill-off a lot of mismanaged projects that originated under Ottellini. That did help Intel focus. But regarding Intel's strategic smartphone effort, BK deserves an epic fail.
Moreover, Intel's manufacturing competitiveness has slipped so the company has lost ground even in the area of core expertise of the CEO. And where is the huge revenue that was supposed to come from BK's signature innovation, the foundry business?
Intel is not the kind of company suited to be run by a manufacturing guy. It needs an executive with strong technology and product development expertise.
Really? What kind of x86 processor is one going to be able to build without Intel's intellectual property? Just when we thought there wasn't any dumber capital than the Abu Dhabi investors, then along comes someone even dumber.
Not every joint venture will satisfy the license agreements to sell X86. AMD must maintain certain levels of controlling interest in the JV, and satisfy additional provisions. Intel's lawyers will make certain AMD doesn't license any intellectual property they are prohibited in licensing under their agreement.
What AMD claims to be licensing has been described only vaguely so far. Before anything happens that deal will be scrutinized carefully by both Intel and the federal government.
Reducing headcount does not necessarily lower revenue. It depends where and how the cuts are made. It's a virtual certainty that a company with 100,000 employees is carrying a lot of under-performing people.
Eliminating redundancy and under-performers will improve the company's efficiency and financials.
Is there supposed to be a point to that statement? A '94 vintage Pentium could saturate an IO interface but that doesn't make it competitive in the data center market today.
No wonder technology industry executives have such a low regard for market research firms like IDC. They're predictably wrong.
Andy was a larger than life character whose contribution to the technology industry and U.S. economy are immeasurable. He earned the respect and admiration of everyone that worked with and for him. He leaves a great legacy.
Your argument makes the case for a guest worker program, not for a porous border or amnesty for illegals.
Putin is recognized virtually everywhere as a strong leader to his people. That is simply fact by the 90% of the Russian population that support him. Obama on his best day never had 90% support of the American people. Putin also controls the world's largest nuclear stockpile next to the U.S. By default any U.S. President must deal with him.
Further, a President doesn't have the luxury of negotiating with only people they like or who they agree with. They have to deal with the world as it is, not how some liberal fantasy believes it to be.
Anyone buying tablets or low cost laptops in the last year saw this coming. There's just too many affordable quality products out there to justify iPad's cost.
It's a 40 ft wall and its still there too. Isn't there a saying about living in glass houses and throwing stones?
The public email scandal didn't happen when Hillary was Secretary of State because the government didn't know about her clandestine email server until after she left the job and the State Department began looking for her emails to satisfy court ordered FOIA requests. Now there are at least three concurrent investigations by the FBI and State Department into Hillary's role with mishandling classified information and violating rules related to fund raising while being SoS.
A retired General and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency for President Obama said Hillary should resign from the campaign for her gross error in judgement involving her clandestine email server. He also said that if he had done what Hillary did he'd be already be in jail. The State Department also served subpoenas to Hillary, Bill and Chelsea for their role in the Clinton Foundation while HRC was Secretary of State. There are at least four concurrent investigations into Hillary, her family and her employees for ethical and criminal violations, and these investigations are led by the Obama administration, not Republicans.
One may not agree with Bernie's political views but they can still appreciate the guy's character and honesty.
If it runs real Windows 10 in any capacity it will be hugely disruptive to the mobile industry. This is HUGE!
Microsoft must realize by now that they contribute little to the smartphone space unless they can deliver a product that differentiates itself from the market and neither Apple nor the ARM camp can replicate. A smartphone capable of running full Windows when docked is it. what's been needed is convenient docking. With commercial WiGiG products arriving now there's finally a convenient wireless way to connect the smartphone to the network and external display.