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Analyst: Samsung likely to pass Intel in ICs

8/26/2010 04:13 PM EDT
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kgada   8/27/2010 5:04:21 AM
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hey pixies, your comment is completely not practical. US govt. in its dreams cannot do what you imagine.

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Neo10   8/27/2010 6:22:35 AM
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The economy doesn't care if the brains behind the company is govt dons or the exclusive B-school grads, it's the thinking that matters and Samsung+Korea seem to have it right, now. But my fear is are they growing too big laterally plus they bet hard on asian consumers who need not always return their favor.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/27/2010 9:57:24 AM
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Samsung is expanding their work force in a very big way across all Asia Pacific countries like Korea, china and India. The rise of samsung could be easily related to the technology advancements which is bringing down the gap between the general purpose computers and smart phones. If the future belongs to smart phones definitely it belongs to samasung. With its highly used mobile application processors, volatile and non-volatile memories could easily surpass Intel. If only intel can come up with something that can really give them a big market share in the smart phone processor area.

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resistion   8/27/2010 5:07:17 PM
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Cloud computing is de-emphasizing personal computing. All you need is a phone to hook up to the cloud. This is driving the observed trend. It won't be just Intel; Microsoft will also be affected.

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SkyhighSG   8/28/2010 5:35:54 AM
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To pixies: Funny why you would think US government could interfere the market-driven global businesses. It is a free market BTW. Don't think you understand the histories behind these companies. Just to share a little with you here: 1. Intel with IBM? No way. They were competitors long ago. Eventually IBM backed out from PowerPC by selling its stake to AMCC. 2. Motorola, Apple and IBM again? No way. Apple dropped PowerPC and used Intel. IBM backed out from PowerPC, leaving Motorola to fight the battle alone with Intel. To shed losses, Freescale bears the debt. 3. AMD with Intel? They are head on, since day one. By anti-monopoly law, they can't acquire each other. To maximise popularity, they even resort to working with memory companies and form "compatibility alliances". AMD pumped money into Spansion. Intel pumped money into Numonyx with STMicro. USA is killing among themselves, least to imagine they can stand together. 4. HP shedded away Agilient to Avago and bought in Compaq, dreaming to be OEM CE brands, but sadly felt the pinches when Fujitsu and NEC widening their combined market share in Asia and Acer "one notebook per child vision" putting HP in a "live today, die tomorrow" bleeding situation. Have you heard of big things out from HP these few years? HP still thinks it is a prestigous brand by selling average servers and printers at high prices. Consumers are not so stupid to fall for it. 5. Micron is trying to make ends meet. With Seagate trying to exit ASAP from magnetic HDD and tied a knot with Samsung as strategic partner in solid-state memory, so as to balance out with Sandisk and Intel in this market. 6. Motorola least to mention and it is sooner or later dying anytime this decade. Motorola doesn't even have a say in CE market at all. It is happy to depend on its Tetra Radio and "sunset" modem for a living, living today, dying another day.

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SkyhighSG   8/28/2010 5:40:35 AM
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You got to work closely with Samsung to know how they operate. Definitely not what kdbouyce mentioned by looking at their 5-year plans. "Paper strategies" are too high level, merely to justify CEO, CTO and COO are paid to do their jobs. Things are actually happening at middle and low level. Samsung operates in "impromptu" and automonous departments. Leaders are given authority to spin their products on hand at will. This is unlike Japanese and American style, where everything has to seek upper management for approval, thus lining a long communication channel that takes a long time to see something coming down. Look at Samsung and compare it with any Japanese and American companies, how fast they spin products? You can imagine the rest of the picture. Samsung engineers work 15 hours a day. How much do average American engineers work? Samsung cut suppliers at 70% cost price, but these suppliers wouldn't mind because they wanted their brands known if they got a design win in Samsung. Japan and US laws won't allow that. Pricing alone scared comsumers off and favour Samsung. Samsung has imprinted in many consumers as affordable and reliable. This is unlike Taiwanese brands - affordable but likely to fail. Acer is a good example for notorious failure rate. Dell is just an American version of Acer in consumer mentality. American brands - damn expensive to reap you off (to pay American workers high salary), but product features are usually behind Korean and Japanese in terms of product specs. Check out the notebooks, PDA, etc. American brands usually rolled out products with specs at least 1/2 to 1 generation behind Korean and Japanese products. To be blunt, Americans are slow. Samsung won the market with speed, unity of the nation, technological edge among its Koreans partners inside and strategic partners outside.

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ManasK.RayChaudhuri   8/30/2010 4:43:00 AM
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SAMSUNG IS A FAST GROWING COMPANY HAVING ALREADY SURPASSED LARGE COMPANIES. TAKING THEIR TECHNOLOGY,QUALITY,DEVELOPMENTS & WORKMANSHIP INTO CONSIDERATION IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY WILL EVEN SURPASS MICROSOFT IN IC's

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ManasK.RayChaudhuri   8/30/2010 4:51:32 AM
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THE QUESTION OF COMBINATION OF ALL US COMPANIES IS A FARFLUNG AFFAIR FOR COMPETING WITH SAMSUNG. ON THE CONTRARY,COMBINATION OF ASIAN GIANTS SHOULD NOT BE RULED OUT TO OUST US GROUP.

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BalaLak   8/30/2010 8:33:47 AM
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I do not agree with the 15-hr working day making the difference. Japanese workers have been like this for decades and no Japanese company has come close to challenging the likes of Intel. It comes down to having a big hairy audacious goal and being focused to get there. Of course, any help from the govt helps.

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krisi   8/30/2010 6:28:46 PM
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Intel is tying to increase their market opportunities, see two recent, billion dollar aquisitions. But historically they failed in doing so (remember how they tried to enter optical networking and completely exit that shortly after). So if they fail this time Samsung might be able to pass them in IC revenue shortly...Kris

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