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11/10/2010 01:05 AM EST
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SiliconAsia
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SiliconAsia   8/30/2011 12:56:25 PM
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Totally agree! After a dozen of companies in this space, they're merely just trying to participate in this market and get some publicity. Is this real for AMD? They are trying to do too many with too little resources.

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jimcondon   11/11/2010 2:41:43 AM
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At IDF this year Intel announced the E6xx series (http://eetimes.com/electronics-news/4207694/Intel-packs-Atom-into-tablets--set-tops--FPGAs) running at 2.7W at the low end, add the IO HUB at 1.5W and you're at 4.2W. Pretty close to the 3W and here today. So I don't think Intel's out of this battle yet.

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Mxv   11/11/2010 12:34:06 AM
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Wow. Totally unimaginative product roadmap. Where's the innovation?

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daleste   11/10/2010 7:16:10 PM
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It is good to see that AMD has a strategy to be in this market. Too bad they didn't start a few years ago. It's hard to have a good crystal ball.

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eembedded_janitor   11/10/2010 6:27:39 PM
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Just in time to be too late. Those comparing these potential future offerings with current ARM chips seem to have forgotten that the ARM chips are moving forward too, perhaps even faster. A rising tide lifts all ships. Any process improvements that will help Atom and these AMD parts reduce power and increase speed will do the same for ARM parts. There are a multi-core ARM parts coming down the pipe that will eat AMD and Intels' lunch in the mobile/netbook space.

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yalanand   11/10/2010 5:13:53 PM
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I guess AMD believes tablets market is here to stay. So they are buying some time and coming up with some long term stratergy. Though I Agree they will loose initial move advantage.

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gkramer61   11/10/2010 3:29:27 PM
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This looks good to me. When they say 2012 they are speaking to the 1W-3W solution. Atom does not address that currently. Not even close! As Jim mentioned the competition is ARM based. The performance of these devices will be much greater then most of the ARM devices. The graphics performance will be an order of magnitude better!

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t.alex   11/10/2010 5:42:15 AM
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Yes, a bit late I believe. What would be the winning strategy for AMD in this case..

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jimcondon   11/10/2010 3:27:16 AM
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2012? Doesn't that seem way late? With ARM already in the market and Intel focusing on the market with the Atom, what does this leave for ADM in 2012? Sure in 2010, the tablet market is the iPad but 2011 should show a burst of Android and Win7 tablets with christmas 2011 being huge. This just goes to show AMD isn't Intel's main problem any more, it's ARM.

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