Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy

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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
Bolaji Ojo   12/10/2012 7:02:00 PM
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AMD isn't the company it was years ago when Intel saw it as a major competitor. That AMD is gone. The AMD around today isn't a threat to Intel or any chip vendor.

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Before PCs & Before Smartphones
Bolaji Ojo   12/10/2012 6:35:52 PM
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What markets did semiconductor companies sell products to before PCs and before smartphones? These are today the two main drivers of chip sales but they won't necessarily be the only markets that will continue to dominate the segment. For now, OEMs can't see beyond their noses. They continue to milk the PC and smartphone cows and because of the returns and volume of shipment, they don't seem to be tapping other markets. And the OEMs oblige them because they lack generally innovation. I mean, beyond PCs and phones, what else in electronics have taken our fancy so much?

Eventually, the PC and smartphone markets will run their course and some smart firms will come up with something else that will need bucketloads of chips. Then, chips vendors will smile again.

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
The Source   12/10/2012 12:37:03 PM
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Adeniji Kayode,

Here's another story regarding AMD and its challenges with slower PC sales. Apparently, AMD is ordering less chips from its foundry partner Globalfoundries.

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/amd-slashes-chip-orders-as-pc-sales-slow-101410

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

 

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A Change?
Wale Bakare   12/10/2012 10:31:16 AM
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In recent times the only device majority of people known as computing system - PC. Today, becoming part of our lives to make every electronics device intelligent system, especially miniaturized ones. Even those who do not know how to use computer system could surf the web easily without needing for a PC.

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Ariella   12/10/2012 9:46:55 AM
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@t.alex You and they must not be true Apple fans. That's OK with me, I only use a PC myself.

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
t.alex   12/10/2012 9:28:35 AM
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I know a lot of people using macbook but they install Microsoft windows instead :) the hardware is so great.

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
Adeniji Kayode   12/9/2012 11:15:46 AM
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@Sp,

Probably that is because laptops are made with much processing ability and storage that somehow last enough till you decide to change it.

moreso, in laptops, you don,t really have all-new- features being added often unlike phone that keeps coming out with better features day by day.

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
Adeniji Kayode   12/9/2012 11:04:50 AM
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Somehow Apple really took the world with so much excellence and innovations so much that it seems it never met any other manufacturer in market.

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
Adeniji Kayode   12/9/2012 10:55:02 AM
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I don't believe that an improving economy will necessarily increase PC sales. In fact, it is entirely possible that if the economy improves, we may see even more tablet purchases instead of PCs.

I agree with this statement, the issue of tablets to PC is becoming an generational thing.

consumers some how believe that if you truly belong to this generation, you must have at least one of these tablets or smart devices


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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
t.alex   12/9/2012 3:09:28 AM
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The only types of notebooks people are still excited about are perhaps the Macbook. Retina display; as thin as possible; etc. and with the latest OS from Apple, iPhone, iPad and macbook integration provides users such a great experience.

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