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10/29/2013 02:00 AM EDT
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SMP   11/12/2013 6:43:11 PM
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This is based on an FGPA chip, so its cost will not be competitive with the foundries. It is just a way to get it to market quicker.

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wilber_xbox   10/30/2013 11:22:35 AM
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I was also thinking the same that if Intel opens its door to fabless companies then it can give tough competition to TSMC, Samsung and etc. The only downside is that Intel will need to develop process technology for wide range of designs and constructs.

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AnySilicon   10/30/2013 6:14:02 AM
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Pressure is on for TSMC, GF and Samsung. Altera is a great customer for Intel 14nm, who will be next?

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resistion   10/29/2013 9:15:44 PM
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The Altera chip would make a great 14 nm pilot vehicle.

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krisi   10/29/2013 8:18:50 PM
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Good point Larry...I am sure Intel would love to cripple ARM business when things pick up and foundries get full...but I am sure ARM inserted soem contract provision against situation like this...woudl love to see the contract too ;-)

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elsissi   10/29/2013 8:14:26 PM
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You are right. The high end FPGA are expensive (> $5,000) and to compete in the server market, they have to offer at least 5Xperformance advantage over x86. This is very unlikely and hence not a real volume competition to the X86.

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LarryM99   10/29/2013 8:08:16 PM
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This is an easy decision when fab capacity is available, but if demand ratchets up there might be some very interesting meetings going on at Intel regarding prioritization of access to assets. I'd be curious to see how the contracts read in this case.

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krisi   10/29/2013 7:41:33 PM
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Makes sense...Intel needs to fill the fabs, sell their own uP and whatever else they can, even if ARM based

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rick merritt   10/29/2013 7:39:33 PM
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@Alex: True and these big expensive FPGAs can afford to pay a premium for Intel 14nm tech!

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alex_m1   10/29/2013 5:31:11 PM
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The CEO's statement is definetly interesting,but he prices of high end FPGA's are very different from those of cpu's, So i  don't see this chip as something that competes with intel.

 

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