Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy

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Wale Bakare
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Re: A Change?
Wale Bakare   12/13/2012 12:40:53 PM
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>>Let's see what that does for the chip market<<

It is very difficult to predict which next new product. I am not really sure about TV/computer but one thing is certain - software and emerging materials ( i.e may be nanothechnology) might play major role to new products.

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Re: A Change?
Wale Bakare   12/13/2012 12:40:02 PM
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>>Let's see what that does for the chip market<<

It is very difficult to predict which next new product. I am not really sure about TV/computer but one thing is certain - software and emerging materials ( i.e may be nanothechnology) might play major role to new products.

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Re: A Change?
The Source   12/13/2012 12:13:03 AM
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Ariella, 

You're absolutely correct.  We can't leave out mobile devices and I'm sure Apple will be working to seamlessly integrate its laptops, phones, tablets and TVs, which will provide consumers with a new and captivating experience.  I wonder how the competition will react to that? 

Thanks for your comments. 

Nicole 

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Re: A Change?
Ariella   12/12/2012 8:39:57 PM
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@Nicole in that case, given the advances in mobile technology,  I would bet on a mobile device that combines TV and a computer. 

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Re: A Change?
The Source   12/12/2012 7:46:59 PM
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Hi Wale,

Yes, first we had PC's and now we have tablets and smartphones.  The question is what will the next new product be? I see that Apple is looking at the TV business, and you bet it will be a TV/computer combination.  Let's see what that does for the chip market.

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

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Re: Chip Slump: Don't Blame the Economy
The Source   12/12/2012 7:38:36 PM
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Dear Bolaji,

I remember those days well. AMD was a major competitor to Intel.  Now AMD is struggling to find new technology that it hopes will be snapped up by new customers. However, right now this is not happening. A recent article in Reuters indicates that AMD has turned to JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore its options as the company seeks to turn its fortunes around. One wonders if that's possible, but stranger things have happened. Here's a link to the Reuters story :

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/13/us-amd-jpmorgan-idUSBRE8AC14Z20121113

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Re: Before PCs & Before Smartphones
t.alex   12/12/2012 9:26:05 AM
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PC market margin has long been razor thin, and so the OEM will also press the price down for semiconductor companies. The good thing is quantities are large. I believe the same is also happening for smartphone. I think another segment semiconductor has been focusing on is consumer electronics or home appliances. The trend is more and more products are 'digitised' to be controlled by smart processors and so they would need more IC into the design.

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Re: Should Auto Industy help?
The Source   12/11/2012 1:59:59 PM
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_hm,

IHS said it also expects the automotive semiconductor market to decline in revenues in 2012.

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

 

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Re: Should Auto Industy help?
SP   12/11/2012 12:57:42 PM
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Auto industry and consumer electronics industry are very different. The protocol and standard used are different. The rate at which consumer electronics products changes is quite fast as compared to auto. Both use different chips.

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Should Auto Industy help?
_hm   12/11/2012 2:18:14 AM
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Auto industry now employs substaintial electronics parts. Will it help improve semiconductor sales? Much innovation scope is present in this field. Apple and Google sholud explore this field too.

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