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re: Intel plans to crush ARM beyond 20 nm
mike655mm   6/4/2013 5:38:32 PM
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Analysts say that Intel now has about a 2 year lead in process technology. This is a huge advantage. And as the lithography & equipment complexity & cost goes up with each new generation it's more difficult to keep up and even afford to build new fabs. Intels new 14nm fabs are about $7B each and the list of those who can afford it has gotten much smaller. Today, only Intel, Samsung & TSMC can afford them. This is one reason why Intel is getting into the foundry business too.

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mike655mm   6/4/2013 5:14:01 PM
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Actually, no. Intel isn't betting against EUV. They have active projects using it and have a roadmap to implement it but it won't be at 14nm or even 10nm. No one is ahead of Intel using EUV.

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mike655mm   6/4/2013 5:09:12 PM
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I'm not sure where you're looking but costs of Atom chips to Intel are 10x cheaper than their PC chips because they're so much smaller. 22nm chips are cheaper than 32nm and 14nm are cheaper than 22nm versions. Of course, the performances go up and the power down each new generation too. 14nm will be a killer chip for Intel that ARM won't be able to match

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KBR79   10/10/2012 6:11:34 PM
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Human civilization continues to advance due to the species' unique ability to build on knowledge. Today's engineers are smarter (read Scientific American Sept 2012, p44). Dadi Perlmutter is as brillian an engineer and manager as you will ever meet, which explains his current responsibilities. Dadi "gets it" and has for more than 15 years. He also gets people, has the humilty and wisdom to attract and utilize the best among us. - Kurt Robinson

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jagrahax   10/7/2012 2:36:37 PM
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I can't imaging that today's engineers are any better that engineers of thirty and sixty years ago, some of whom I know or have met.

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jagrahax   10/7/2012 2:35:47 PM
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Perlmutter's comment that engineers better be better is a gratuitous and patronizing statement. "Better" means" "works longer hours."

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MClayton200   10/6/2012 4:01:12 PM
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One hope ARM has is that IBM's design for yield tools and SEM/TEM capabilities are helping GF get their Malta fab up and running faster. And ARM-GF have new long term partnership lately. IBM may have learned to be more agile and sneaky that in distant past when they let intel empower the cloning of their PC's by using the easy-to-rev-eng BIOS ROM chip. But its all about execution, so we will see over next 3 years. Maybe Warren Buffet realized this was a game he did not understand? Risk is very high next 3 years.

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resistion   10/2/2012 8:14:24 AM
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Before, when buying a PC, the CPU (Intel or AMD or whatever) was the key thing. Now, when buying a tablet or smartphone, most will not care if it's an ARM or Atom processor inside. They would only care about the final product design by Apple, Samsung, or whomever.

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resistion   10/2/2012 6:34:25 AM
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It has happened before that Intel getting it right meant exiting, i.e., DRAM.

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Simon7382   10/2/2012 3:42:32 AM
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Intel is not infallible, no one or no company is. But, based on history, anyone who bets against Intel getting it right eventually, and then crushing its competition, is a fool.

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