"Unless Intel has got something secret up it's sleeve, then the answer is a clear no (given what we know about Cherry Trail)."
[Nice content-free rebuttal. From the Monk Marketing Department - long on opinions, short on support.]
"Immense shame semi_punk... now you hide for making stuff up..."
[Why don't you just hold your breath until you turn blue, child?]
"Hiding with your head in the sand.... the shame of having to make stuff up... PUNK !!!!"
[getanid61 - always the child.]
"this is the opening Intel has been waiting for. The Snapdragon 810 is a stopgap chip, and it will probably be at least six months until Qualcomm can get back on track. If Intel can offer a compelling alternative for phones, it could finally capture a significant part of the market later this year."
Intel is set to announce some updated mobile chips at Mobile World Congress in a few days, but the company has chosen to out its new naming strategy early. The new 2015 Atom systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) will come in three tiers just like the high-end Core processors. Intel will offer mobile Atom chips with the #$%$ x3, x5, and x7.
Just like the full-scale CPUs in the Core family (i3, i5, and i7), these three chip tiers will denote the performance and features. It will be considerably less confusing than past Atom SoC model numbers like Z3580 and Z3735D. That really tells you nothing. The new branding will let you instantly classify a device’s approximate performance level just like you can with laptops. The x3 chip will be primarily for entry-level devices, the x5 will be mid-range, and the x7 will be for flagship devices.
Intel is saving the specifics of its new chips for Mobile World Congress, but we can surmise the new names will roll out with Intel’s 2015 Cherry Trail platform. These chips will be based on a 14nm manufacturing process with as many as four cores operating at up to 2.7GHz. However, the low-end X3 chips might be based on an older platform and manufacturing process. They could still compare favorably to competing low-end chips, though.
Intel has had a rough ride in the mobile space since it announced its first Atom SoC in the Medfield family back in 2012. That chip powered a handful of phones, but Atom has since been relegated to tablets. Scaling x86 down to fit in a phone’s power envelope has been a challenge for Intel, but it’s getting close. It’s not clear if the upcoming processors will be used in phones, but this is definitely the time to strike. ARM-based chips have powered virtually all Android devices thus far, but market-leading chip-maker Qualcomm is vulnerable.
Some Apple products may be banned from sale in the U.S. if Ericsson gets its way after filing a barrage of patent lawsuits. The Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor filed nine lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, seven in the U.S.
"Then you look at Intel's strategic partner in this, Rockchip. Why are they going to be using ARM's latest core? Not an ideal move from a partner is it...or is something else going on?"
[Yet more of you trying to drum this into an issue. It's not. Go away.]
"ARMH is at 52-week highs... IDIOT !!!"
getanid61, have you already forgotten what happened the the last time you issued a string of posts about ARM hitting 52-week highs? ARM dropped by 15 bucks and you were so embarrassed that you left the board for months and months. And now you're back doing the same thing. Most people who wet themselves that bad in public tend to tone things down the second time around. Just more proof you can't fix stupid.
Laughing out loud at those playing at investing. Big mouths, no money. Or no backbones.
Did you buy any ARM recently? Heck, no.
We have a "I'm a Pinhead!" bumper sticker for you to put on your car.
But still below $55. Meh. Wall Street is not happy about still holding all these $55 shares.
Please buy some and help Wall Street out. And post it up.
Have you bought any ARM recently? No, I didn't think so. Do you always get so excited when stocks you don't own go up??? It appears to be the case.
A requirement to be a pinhead is to be able to get excited about a stock you don't own going up. Congratulations, you've met the requirement.
"Now, lets look at Intel. Well, yesterday we had more news about it's Sofia part, which contains an Intel CPU, ARM GPU, another ARM CPU in the baseband, all manufactured at TSMC. Then we have Intel's partner in this endeavour (Rockchip) going on to licence ARM's latest core."
[This is going to be converted but you mention it again and again and again and yet again in a mindless attempt to turn it into an issue. It's not and it proves nothing so why don't you just let it go. This demonstrates that you have no real issues and therefore have to try to convert non-issues into real issues. This is your usual pick, pick, pick like a little dog running out from under the porch to bite people on the ankle.]
"I was being factually correct:) While, you seem to struggle with the basics, ie, who ARM are and what they actually do."
[And totally missing the big picture or maybe just trying to distort it. You are all about the marketing propaganda these days. I remember when you used to be technical. I guess those days are long gone.]
"As for ARM (the company), it's CPU's have been used in Intel's FinFET's process... "
[Hahahahahaha. That's so totally weak. I'm embarrassed for you. In other words after years of telling us that ARM has FinFET, ARM still doesn't have FinFET. ]
1.) Avoid people who welch on football bets.
2.) Avoid blowhards.
3.) Avoid stalkers.
4.) Avoid people who are ashamed of their education or their educational institutions.
5.) Avoid people with anger resolution problems.
"The only visibility I have is what's coming up next, and frankly you have been way too pessimistic for the ARMy's fabrication progress - for years you have been wrong"
[For years you said that ARM had FinFET. Tell me what ARM product you can buy today with FinFET.
Answer: None. ]