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7/30/2010 05:43 PM EDT
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Kaiser Silicon
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Kaiser Silicon   8/4/2010 2:50:04 PM
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Japanese Companies retreating: In the mid-90's the Japanese hesitated when it came to moving from 150 mm to 200 mm. That hesitation caused the crack that the Koreans, primarily Samsung, needed, and they poured into the void, ramping up immediately with 200 mm technology. The Japanese never recovered.

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chanj0   8/3/2010 7:15:53 PM
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The sales figure, looked to me, indicates the demand of x86 processors is slowing down; whilst, that of mobile processors is increasing. Samsung will continue gaining strength as Apple sales improves. If Intel doesn't improve its variety, it may lag behind Samsung in a year time. Nonetheless, the table will likely change as the introduction of 4G mobile. In the coming months, there will definitely be more tablet and smart phone coming out to the market. There definitely are some shuffling in sales ranking in the coming quarters.

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yalanand   8/3/2010 5:50:33 AM
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@goafrit why should it be a problem because asians are leading the market ? Japan and Taiwan always had big presence in semiconductor market right from start. Its not surprising that Asians are leading becuase Asia itself if big market for them. Even if 5% of the population buys the stuff they will make huge gains, which is not the case in US or EUROPE.

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yalanand   8/3/2010 5:50:13 AM
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@goafrit why should it be a problem because asians are leading the market ? Japan and Taiwan always had big presence in semiconductor market right from start. Its not surprising that Asians are leading becuase Asia itself if big market for them. Even if 5% of the population buys the stuff they will make huge gains, which is not the case in US or EUROPE.

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Silicon_Smith   8/1/2010 9:02:19 AM
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Intel has been focusing on the mobile market and frantically too. Even supporting its mobile business with acquisitions like that of Wind River. Only that, mobile is not PC. It finds itself amongst a number of other players who are equally, if not more capable and have a head start on Intel.

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Tunrayo   8/1/2010 7:53:37 AM
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Intel needs to build market share in other sectors; they have been overly focused on the PC Market in the past. Use of mobile devices has been growing exponentially in the past and Intel needs to be more active in this market. The Gaming industry and Green Energy are others.

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eewiz   7/31/2010 10:03:04 PM
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Unfortunately 2 more Japanese companies out of top 20 this year. Panasonic and sharp. Reflects the current state of Japanese semi industry. BTW Aint UMC headquartered in Taiwan??

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KB3001   7/31/2010 4:41:06 PM
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Interesting figures Dylan. I assume much of this growth came from the mobile sector? I do not know if you have a more detailed breakdown of the sales figures?

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goafrit   7/31/2010 3:53:37 PM
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Intel is suffering the US deep sleep in the industry. If Samsung continues this upturn, it may catch with Intel in 5 years. But my problem is that the Asians are leading the market. There are many of them coming on the path. US better watch because this industry is owned by the Asians.

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yalanand   7/31/2010 12:22:21 PM
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Looks like Samsung is inching up close to Intel. Look at their quarterly numbers. Samsungs new mobile launches like Spika, Wave were big hit. I will not be surprised to see Samsung on top of the table in couple of years.

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