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carolinesmith   11/18/2012 6:31:20 PM
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resistion   11/8/2012 12:39:18 PM
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There's the SoC school and then there's the SiP school. Maybe Apple is still deciding where to enroll...

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danny1024   11/8/2012 1:09:30 AM
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Integration is really the key challenge and it's unclear that Apple can or wants to do that. Intel's recent Digital RF on CMOS Atom SOC ("Rosepoint") is the first of its kind; no one else has demonstrated that level of integration on a modern process tech node.

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TarraTarra!   11/7/2012 8:14:03 PM
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The node advantage is expected to reduce going forward if not go away. Smaller technology shrinks (22nm-14nm) are not providing the dramatic reduction in power or increase in frequency anymore. So if the Apple design team can get close to intel performance with better integration of other functions, the management would take that and get a huge improvement in margins. Remember that Apple is already pretty much vertically integrated already.

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danny1024   11/7/2012 6:43:19 PM
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Apple's recent hires suggest that a TSMC move (for a portion of Apple's foundry needs) is imminent.

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jeffreyrdiamond   11/7/2012 4:29:56 PM
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The "architecture" (x86 vs ARM) is irrelevant. x86 is actually a disadvantage, but a minor one, as all Intel chips since the Pentium immediately translate x86 into an ARM like RISC ISA. What's left is microarchitecture and circuit technology. Of these, Intel currently leads in absolute performance per core, while ARM leads in performance per watt, which translates into throughput performance.

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wsw1982   11/7/2012 11:07:06 AM
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This news must be originated from bloomberg,they has the reputation :) http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/08/bloomberg-wrong-about-intels-woes/

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vdara   11/7/2012 1:50:26 AM
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Any idea for Apple planning to switch from Samsung to TSMC/GF or even Intel?

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danny1024   11/6/2012 9:33:54 PM
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Samsung is doing foundry work as well as some design-for-manufacturability and post-silicon validation/verification; Intel, Global Foundries and TSMC can easily do the same.

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