"Huge losses for years to come. CFO owes it to the shareholders for Intel to get out of mobile asap. It serves no purpose. Intel will live and die by the server business period. Client devices will continue to grow driving server growth with or without Intel."
[Yet more of the basher vomit that comes from both you and Ash, Lucy. But let's see - the last thing you told us was that Intel was going to be issuing an earnings warning - just before Intel increased guidance and raised the dividend. You bash from behind your multiple fake IDs and continue with your mindless and blatantly incorrect predictions. Anyone with a backbone and a brain wouldn't front with a fake character creation like backbay_bstn.
Happy Thanksgiving, bro. ]
Xiaomi also announced the new Mi Pad 2 alongside the Redmi Note 3. The updated model focuses more on the design and is thinner and lighter than before.
The Mi Pad 2 now has an all-aluminum body that is only 6.95mm compared to the 8.5mm of the previous model and weighs 322g compared to 360g of the previous model. For comparison, the iPad mini 4, from which the Mi Pad 2 clearly gets its design inspiration, is 6.1mm thick and weighs 299g.
The Mi Pad 2 also runs on a new 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64-bit processor with 2GB RAM, which replaces the NVIDIA Tegra K1 on the previous model. The tablet also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and has the new USB Type-C connector.
The rest of the specifications include the same 7.9-inch 2048x1536 resolution display, 8 megapixel camera on the back and 5 megapixels on the front, and a smaller 6190mAh battery, compared to the 6700mAh on the previous model.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be available in dark gray and champagne gold for RMB 999 ($156) for the 16GB model and RMB 1299 ($203) for the 64GB model.
A gauge of U.S. business investment plans surged in October, the latest suggestion that the worst of the drag from a strong dollar and deep spending cuts by energy firms was over.
The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy
for business spending plans, increased 1.3 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in September.
Economists polled by Reuters had forecast these so-called core capital goods orders rising only 0.4 percent after
September's previously reported 0.1 percent dip.
The report came on the heels of data this month showing a solid increase in manufacturing output in October. A survey of factories also showed a rise in new orders last month.
From Yahoo Finance
Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market.
First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 in the week ended Nov. 21 to 260,000, the fewest in a month, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday. The number of claims reached 255,000 in mid-July, the lowest since December 1973.
Companies are limiting dismissals as a tighter labor market has made it more difficult to attract and keep skilled laborers. Payrolls increased in October by the most in 10 months while the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low, indicating robust employment that may persuade the Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark interest rate next month.
Servers, data centers, memory, FPGA's, networking, gaming, IoT and on and on.
Intel has the growth drivers. ARM and the mobility crowd not.
It's a shame that you spend your time making up fake characters like backbay_bstn instead of doing some research.
Palin can see Russia from her house in Alaska and Trump claimed on Monday that he was able to see people jumping from the World Trade Centers from his home more than 4 miles uptown.
Or be the dip. Turkey plane downing isn't going to change the world economy. Russia has been playing this silly game all over the world and it finally caught up with them. They need to learn that there are consequences for flying over or near the borders of other nations.
Ash, late to the party as always, talks about Intel's profit improvements. But I always skip to the end where he always bashes Intel about something. This time he bashes Intel about their modems but even then admits business with Apple is possible.
Gosh his routine has gotten old. Yet another episode of "Gee, positive things are happening at Intel that Ash never expected and wasn't able to predict."
This is why he appeals to insecure bullies like the board stalker. Big egos, small men who believe that no one is allowed an opinion different from theirs. Someone should get them a copy of the constitution and a book on US history.
Not to mention the immigrant governors barring Syrians who say, "I'm in, now lock the doors." My Native American friends laugh at the immigration zealots. They agree - send all of the immigrants home.
Exactly what we needed to hear. 14nm yields are moving towards expectations and the cost per transistor is even better than expected and will improve still more at 10nm.
"Moore's Law is alive and well," Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at the company's investor day yesterday, which included a presentation that shared a bit about Intel's progress on making 14nm chips and its plans for 10nm and even 7nm chips.
Krzanich began by noting that Intel plans on spacing the introduction of the 14nm and 10nm two and a half years apart. Having looked at the transitions since 32nm, Intel thought it was prudent given the lack of extreme ultraviolet manufacturing (EUV) equipment and the complexity of materials involved. Over the 50 years of Moore's Law, the time between node transitions has fluctuated, but Krzanich said Intel's goal is always to get it back down to two years – "the faster the better."
Bill Holt, executive vice president and general manager of the technology and manufacturing group, gave a lot more detail on the technology transition. He said that the 14nm process is not yet yielding as well as the 22nm process, which has historically been Intel's best, but is trending to match that yield shortly though it's taken Intel longer than it would have liked.
Holt explained the cost per wafer is going up faster than usual so Intel's response has been to hasten transistor scaling. As a result, 14nm is a bit better on cost per transistor than would be expected, and he said Intel foresees better results at 10nm. More importantly, he added a spot for 7nm to the charts he showed, adding a range of possibilities but continuing the basic trend of improving cost per transistor at about the same rate.
Holt later confirmed Intel will continue to use immersion lithography at 10nm, and said the company is looking at EUV for 7nm but hasn't made a commitment yet.
Intel’s analyst day meeting yesterday has prompted at least one upgrade this morning, from Alex Gauna of JMP Securities, who raised his rating on the stock to Market Outperform from Market Perform, assigning a $45 price target, righting that the company will strengthen its hold on its server market going forward, along with other positive developments in 2016.
In addition to server, Gauna sees the prospect of “a breakthrough in mobile via Apple engagements,” meaning, getting its chips into Apple’s iPhone.
In contrast to some bulls and bears this morning, who came away with the impression that there may be cracks in Intel’s dominant server chip position, Gauna heard just the opposite.
He notes that a recent trade show for licensees of technology from Intel rival ARM Holdings, the “ARM TechCon,” as well as a supercomputing show, “SC15,” showed “slower than expected progress for ARM-based servers, if not an outright regression.”
Intel has “made significant strides with Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Atom efforts, that include moving HPC architectures into hyper-volume Cloud opportunities.”
An enthusiastic member of paid shill pool but unfortunately posts nothing but pocket fluff, content-free bashes.
Well, what can one expect from the former pizza delivery guys? Certainly not real due diligence or analysis.
Bernstein Research‘s Mark Newman this evening reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of both Samsung Electronics (005930KS) and Micron Technology (MU), writing that despite the collapse in DRAM chip prices this year, he is sticking with his thesis that in fact the DRAM industry us healthier than it has been in past.
"Obama got elected by his massive government aid support base.He promised them generous and easy to get government aid and he delivered.Just take a look at our national debt going from $8.5T when he took office to the staggering $19.4T it is today.Obama added more to national debt in just 7 years to pay off his massive government aid support base than all the previous US presidents combined going back to 1776."
[So, you have revised history to eliminate the world economy headed into depression as a result of the Bush/Subprime debacle - prior to Obama taking over. It's not that your description is so inaccurate - it's that it's so obviously stupid and self-serving.]
"Without a doubt obama is the worst thing that ever happened to this country."
[True if you hate the economy growing, people working and having health insurance.]
"Goes to show you what can happen when you try to put an incompetent bumbling black socialist into the White Man's House.I mean the White House."
[So, you preferred the stock market losing half its value under Bush over the market doubling under Obama? You're not just a pinhead - you're a racist pinhead. ]