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Youself   8/15/2012 11:07:54 PM
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yeah the tone of this article is odd for EE Times. Even if it's a blog entry, have it on someones personal site. But to put this under the EE Times banner gives the brand a cheap gossip column look.

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Youself   8/15/2012 11:06:37 PM
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you've got to be kidding. in 5 years, what you started back then is terribly obsolete in the market today, and most likely the wrong functionality. I'd say more like 18 months, but no way 5 years! Our silicon roadmaps never went out more than 2 years in terms of chips in design.

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chipmonk0   8/14/2012 3:03:40 PM
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Does this article meet the professional standards of EE Times ? I sure as heck hope not.

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ElishaMemoryVentures   8/13/2012 4:01:37 PM
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Anand was and is a great sales person and marketing champion. He put everything he had into selling Intel and the world on ultramobility (see his presentations years before ipad). On the downside, the execution of the team was poor on both chips and platforms and he was repeatly surprised to see programs that missed all milestones for 2 years, miss launch dates as well.... not good. Sounds like he has the perfect role for him.

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Rocks3241   8/12/2012 5:22:05 PM
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@32 nm with hundreds of millions of transistors in a typical SOC it takes 5+ years to release a chip. So there is no way that in 9 months Mike Bell could have done that. Surely what we see now is the work of Anand Chandrasekher.

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resistion   8/12/2012 5:12:16 PM
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Mobility was just one group at Intel, so its resources could and still can never be unlimited.

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SylvieBarak   8/11/2012 8:11:47 PM
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Yep, could be, Kevin. That would certainly make some degree of sense.

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abraxalito   8/11/2012 12:34:13 AM
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"His track record shows him to be a guy who ran marketing but who couldn't bring to market a viable product to compete with any of the ARM partners over a three year period with unlimited resources at Intel." How do you know he had unlimited resources at Intel? If you believe he had then you have to answer the question - why would Intel throw unlimited resources at such a low margin business when they still have high margins on their existing business? Intel's use of an external 32nm foundry for mobile tends to indicate their heart isn't in this business - after all they _are_ the foundry leaders.

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NitroWare.net   8/10/2012 8:15:02 PM
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With Sales I feel AMD looks at this through Rose coloured glasses, they often think their s dont stink and wont price their products accordingly to address market realities. THey price some CPU/Platform too high or too low. GPU has typically been fine. People often say Bulldozer is a flop blah blah. This is incorrect assertion. the high end part is priced a bit too high for its price/performance mix, the lower performance parts are priced much better. Look what happened with llano. Yields were poor at start and 12months later they have way too much ultra enthusiast parts that they cant sell due to platform changeover to trinity of which its not fully compatible with . AMD Gave away at least 2200 3870K processors as sample in the past months, both at comiccon and quakecon.Who knows how many more they have sitting in warehouses around the world. I think this is unprecedented as has the years have passed vendors have been more frugal with their sampling programs. Is this the right way to sell CPUs? They flooded the market with $120 Enthusiast chips yet the cheaper versions have had supply issues. They likely dont want to bin the good parts down as they will loose even more money by having to sell at lower pricepoint Whens the last time you have heard of Intel CPUs being overstocked? Thy rarely change their pricepoints and only discount product lines when EOL is on the horizon or faster bins are introduced.Now its Thunderbolt. It has been a very long time since AMD overed a $1000 CPU. You do not see Intel giving out thousands of game codes either.

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NitroWare.net   8/10/2012 8:13:44 PM
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As for Intel and Nokia Nokia was doing most of the heavy lifting with this in terms of developers and users from what I saw Intel staff were still proud of the colabration as late as Q4 last year (in person) yet I dont think they really knew what it was about Intel got out when being related to a dead OS seemed embarrasing THe irony was Meego was working and ready x86 mobile OS that only needed consumer/commercial qualilty UI refinements and growing its ecosystem, something which Intel had. Nokia was never neive in this they endeavour explictly told developers to write their apps using OPEN tools. HTML/CSS/JavaScript and Qt so that they could port easily. Qt would have been a useful tool to Intel but they put that fish back into the water. They have Havok, what did they do with it? Meego is/was still the only true multiasking mobile OS?.Going foward with better mobile SoC this is something important. Intel has alaways been a software agnostic company: Windows,DOS,OS2 (!),Linux/Unix,MacOS,RTOS anything that ran on their platforms. Their GPU drivers are opensauce Xscale was probably the easiest way for them enter a new market. That LG brick is burned into retina of many people. Ive never seen such an awful smartphone as that protoype.So large. Even with Intels current phone they know its not competitive with high end superphones and are only pushing it into emerging markets. UK is the odd one in this. They have created market segments when it suited their goals.USB, then grew the ethernet market with an ecosystem. The irony is the hubs/switches they sold used Broadcom and were likely designed by an ODM. Remeber when ethernet was not even standard in PCs let alone notebooks? 3com got out of clients 10yrs ago now. Then they grew Gigabit and then wireless with Centrino and I can prove that they lost their edge with wifi, the entry level of the notebook market doesnt use Intel WiFi. Now its thunderbolt

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