Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Hughston
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel outside
Hughston   4/11/2012 3:01:47 PM
NO RATINGS
However, deep pockets allow you to buy a company that can compete. I think Intel will do that within the next few years. I am sure they have the inside track to some companies that will get them in the wireless space.

Hughston
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel outside
Hughston   4/11/2012 2:58:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Intel did have the PXA series of processors which were ARM based but their die sizes were too large and uncompetitive. The parts were sold off to Marvelle and now Intel is trying to get back into the mobile market. The mobile market is seeing roughly 15% growth while the traditional PC market is growing something like less than 5%. If you are going into the mobile market everybody wants ARM.

Hughston
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel outside
Hughston   4/11/2012 2:47:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Maybe the problem is that Intel always likes to use cutting edge technology like with the PC market but with cell phones you need cheaper processes to lower cost.

vapats
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
vapats   4/4/2012 1:41:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Dinosaurs don't die easily.

sudo
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
sudo   4/2/2012 8:26:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Assuming that you have a solid plan and sufficiently deep pockets (like Intel!), success favours those who keep at it. If you keep jumping in and out, expecting overnight success in a very conservative market, you are unlikely to succeed in anything other than spending your hard earned. This is something that keeps the wind in Intel's sail on the desktop and in the server space, so they should know better. Perhaps they shouldn't have dumped XScale at the first sign of hardship!

johndavis
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
johndavis   3/29/2012 8:58:09 PM
NO RATINGS
For the last 25 years, Intel has never shown it has better IC designs except in process technologies. Remember Intel's 80286 and 386 were not competitive when others offer the same thing? And through out its history, there is no customer service from Intel. The PC companies benefited from WinTel monopoly in the 80s and first half of 90's, then they realized they were held hostage by WinTel, but it was too late. So, every company with their right mind understood they should avoid using Intel products whenever possible. Therefore, outside its monopolized PC segment (which should include tablet but Intel is insignificant), Intel has not played any role at all. I don't see this is going to change any time soon.

Jay_Sankaran
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
Jay_Sankaran   3/29/2012 4:25:57 PM
NO RATINGS
Diagrammatic representation of the Intel vs. ARM war at: https://picasaweb.google.com/117014041543577604604/IntelVsARM#5725128377329412914

DadOf3TeenieBoppers
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
DadOf3TeenieBoppers   3/29/2012 1:17:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Intel is good a one thing. Very, very good in fact. They need to stick to that. Expertise in one area does not make someone an expert in other areas.

atul_iisc
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
atul_iisc   3/28/2012 4:35:54 AM
NO RATINGS
Looks to be quite dumb as to why Intel engineers were attempting such mammoth Integration tasks. Looks to be much enormous R&D dollars wasted. TI went in the other direction and adopted PoP technology, wherein their baseband chips have pads on top. DRAM chips can be mounted on these pads right on top of the baseband. This gives flexibilty to the handset manufacturer to delay its memory size decision right upto the last assembly stage. In some cases a manual rework step on finished boards. Much like the Apple in China example from Bert above.

kdboyce
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel outside
kdboyce   3/27/2012 9:33:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Bert22306 makes a good point. All-in-one integration seems like a good thing to do, but clearly does not allow for rapid changes in feature sets for cell phone differentiation and tiered platform strategies. Furthermore, such complicated chips take longer to design, debug, and validate in an actual phone design. If you miss a key timeline in the customers plans, an alternative solution can get in even if it is not optimized to the nth degree. Best to remain flexible.

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Susan Rambo
 
AZskibum
 
AZskibum
 
alex_m1
 
alex_m1
 
AZskibum
 
AZskibum
 
_hm
 
_hm
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
27 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...