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5/17/2011 04:03 PM EDT
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elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   5/21/2011 7:12:14 PM
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Pete - The market is dictated by the consumer products. Its no wonder the other segments have just need to follow the consumer trend.

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pete.mackay   5/20/2011 9:49:20 PM
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It's a shame the consumer device market has grown so big as to negatively impact other important markets like industrial, aerospace, and medical devices. I agree it's important to focus on low power - don't know anyone who doesn't want that - but life-cycle management is more important in markets not driven by feature-fickle consumers. My clients want processor roadmaps to support their 4-7+ year products, and news reports like this make them nervous. On the flip side, Intel leads the way in embedded virtualization technologies for complex systems, and the Cortex A15 is ARM's first real adaptation to that realm. The demand for those complex features will only go up as, for instance, more and more consumer devices drive high-speed network demand. Just make sure you look at the bigger picture before considering Intel down for the count.

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CLiHsing   5/19/2011 6:07:36 PM
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Intel's competitors are thrilled to see Intel stick with x86 for its smartphone processors. Competitors like NVidia, Qualcomm, and Samsung know that the x86 instruction set places Intel at a severe disadvantage in low power devices and in design complexity. On the other hand, they would be very scared if Intel were to adopt the ARM.

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DJAus   5/19/2011 1:51:02 AM
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Nope. It a played out in reverse, sort of.

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abraxalito   5/19/2011 1:38:13 AM
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OK Mr Smartypants explain to us sluggards exactly how these process nodes change the game.

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abraxalito   5/19/2011 1:18:06 AM
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Spot on. See any parallels with this story? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/sep/06/usa.iraq

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rick merritt   5/19/2011 12:59:31 AM
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Intel's process engineers may indeed save the company's bacon. But I have to say for the first time I came away from a major Intel event thinking their franchise was in serious trouble.

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abraxalito   5/18/2011 10:57:32 PM
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All those things are important but still not enough. They're showing signs of succombing to 'groupthink'. Exciting - yes for sure, this is rivetting stuff.

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mike655mm   5/18/2011 7:08:31 PM
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Otellini & Intel have been proven right again & again these last few years when analysts have missed the mark. There are too many here who can't think beyond today's technology and don't really understand how big a game-changer 22nm & 14nm process technology is. Intel knows because they know how they started, see where we're at today, and know what's coming down the pipeline overe the next few years.

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wave.forest   5/18/2011 5:11:03 PM
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The march of Darth Vader.

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