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TSMC targets record revenue as high-end smartphones demand more chips – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company’s chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features. The world’s largest contract chip producer also aims to grab market share from rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Intel Corp on demand from phone makers, whose custom pushed first-quarter earnings up by a fifth. Smartphone…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

AMD demos next-gen x86 server APU running Fedora Linux – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chipmaker AMD has announced a major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public demonstration of its second-generation AMD Opteron X-Series APU, codenamed “Berlin,” running Fedora Linux at the Red Hat Summit 2014.  According to AMD this is an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don’t want to introduce new tools and software platforms into…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

Intel weathers PC decline in earnings report – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address in front of an image of a 3D Systems Cube 3D printer at the 2014 International CES at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.(Photo: Ethan…

Intel Earnings: What to Watch – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Don Clark CONNECT European Pressphoto Agency Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich hasn’t provided much evidence of progress in moving beyond the ailing PC market. But at least some new yardsticks will emerge with this afternoon’s first-quarter results. The big chip maker last week announced plans to break out numbers for some new operating segments, including more detail on chip sales for smartphones and tablets. Intel has been lusting after…

Intel’s quarterly net beats Street, CEO talks up tablets – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit exceeded Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with slow demand for personal computers and its chief executive officer said an ambitious goal to stake out market share in tablets was on track. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as…

Intel’s Profit Slips, but Investors Are Still Turning Toward Tech’s Staid … – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Intel’s first-quarter net profit falls but beats Street – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s first-quarter net profit fell, but beat Wall Street’s estimates as the chipmaker wrestles with shrinking demand for personal computers. With personal computer shipments falling for eight straight quarters through March, some analysts believe the industry’s decline is close to hitting bottom, potentially giving Intel breathing room as it struggles to develop better processors for mobile and wearable devices. In its report on Tuesday, Intel…

Intel earnings report sends stock to 52-week high in late trading – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SANTA CLARA — Intel on Tuesday turned in earnings for the first quarter that slightly beat analysts’ expectations and for a time sent its stock in late trading to its highest level in more than four years. The Santa Clara giant said it made a profit of $1.9 billion on sales of about $12.8 billion. Compared to the same period a year ago, its profit was down 5 percent but…

Intel Posts 5 Percent Lower Earnings for First Quarter – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Another AMD turnaround — how real is this one? – MarketWatch

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By Therese Poletti, MarketWatch AMD AMD CEO Rory Read SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc. /quotes/zigman/216580/delayed/quotes/nls/amd AMD +1.62% investors — those…

Intel Outlook Called ‘Uninspiring,’ Q1 Out Tuesday – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wall Street has low expectations for chipmaker Intel (INTC), which is set to report its first-quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company to earn 37 cents a share, down 8% from the year-earlier quarter, on sales of $12.81 billion, up less than 2%. For the June quarter, analysts are modeling for Intel to earn 43 cents a share,…

Intel Still Looking for Next Growth Play as It Reports Q1 – Re/code

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It has been nearly a year since chipmaker Intel named Brian Krzanich as its new CEO, and in that time, the troubles it faces haven’t changed. First, there’s the ongoing malaise of the personal computer industry for which Intel is a primary supplier: When the market research firm IDC reported a 4.4 percent year-on-year decline in unit shipments in the first quarter of the year, it was greeted as good…

Beyond Reference — VisionTek Brings AMD’s Radeon 290 Back To Glory – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Upon release, AMD‘s Radeon 290x and 290 represented pivotal shifts in the graphics card landscape, forcing Nvidia Nvidia to reevaluate pricing and cementing AMD as the price/performance leader. That is, until the cryptocurrency mining boom inflated Radeon GPU prices and eradicated any perception of value. Price tags notwithstanding, the 290x and 290 were widely regarded as an exceptional value, but AMD’s reference design held them back from sweeping praise by committing some…

Could Chip Kelly’s ego derail Eagles? – ESPN

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DeSean Jackson Criticism Unfair? Someday we will hear Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly explain the thought process that went into the release of Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson a couple weeks ago. Until then, it’s best to assume Kelly’s ego had as much to do with this as Jackson’s alleged misbehavior. It’s reached a point where even recent comments by Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy have created…

AMD’s Ambidexterity Is Growing – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My mother was ambidextrous, a rare quality in humans that allows the possessor to perform tasks equally well with either hand.  In computers, ambidexterity refers to a system’s ability to compute equally well with different architectures.  In endpoints, the relevant schemata are x86, a standard found in most PCs and available from Intel Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and ARM, a standard based on an ARM…

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