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1/11/2012 01:00 AM EST
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rick merritt   1/11/2012 1:16:36 AM
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800 milliW peak at 1.6 GHz ain't bad. I'm guessing Moto would be more likely to experiment with an Atom tablet than smartphone, but we'll see. They are a good reference account to get. One would think with all its long term Taiwan connections, HTC would be a shoe in. But then again I am not sure it strays far from Qualcomm in the apps processor.

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Happy Heyoka   1/11/2012 6:20:37 AM
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Nice typos in the platform overview ('cryto' instead of 'crypto' and a dollar sign for cache - obviously an artist that mistook 'cash' for 'cache') Given that there's already a x86 build of Android, it shouldn't be too hard to put a phone together, although it looks like a nice device for all sorts of embedded stuff...

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rick merritt   1/11/2012 6:28:03 AM
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BTW, Intel had a tablet reference design for Medfield before it had the smartphone one. It is hungry for designs in both categories.

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Peter Clarke   1/11/2012 11:30:26 AM
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Cryto clearly is a typographic error. But I think use of the dollar sign is now a "standard" way of indicating cache memory. I have seen I$ and D$ used for instruction cache and data cache on many diagrams over many years.

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tangey   1/11/2012 11:38:02 AM
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Motorola has already confirmed that medfield smartphone will be qualified in the summer and released sometime after that.

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Peter Clarke   1/11/2012 12:41:18 PM
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Oops must have missed that reference design. Nonetheless the emphasis of my 20 minute chat with Intel executives was all about smartphones.

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goafrit   1/11/2012 7:34:49 PM
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Any link? What does this mean for Qualcomm stocks?

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goafrit   1/11/2012 7:35:16 PM
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Any implication for Qualcomm Snapdragon and the stock?

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green_ee   1/11/2012 9:21:44 PM
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Note that Medfield is 32nm (a process that has been in production at Intel for years) and the next generations at 22nm and 14nm are in the pipeline which should be even more power-efficient.

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Peter Clarke   1/11/2012 9:36:38 PM
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Well to have an idea how well Medfield would do in the market there needs to be some meaningful benchmarking. According to reports, a tablet based on Medfield should do well at something called CaffeineMark, and outperform Tegra 2, Snapdragon MSM8260 and Samsung Exynos. When it comes to stock values, the objective truth does not matter while perception is everything. So what is your perception of whether Intel's CES showing will hurt Qualcomm and others?

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