Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Mar 2006 13:51 UTC, submitted by netpython
Intel "Intel warned on Friday that its revenue for the first quarter would come in at between $8.7 billion and $9.1 billion [EUR 7.2 and 7.6 billion], roughly $500 million [EUR 415 million] lower than estimates the company issued in January. The chipmaker cited a weak market and a 'slight' market share loss. Analysts generally agree about the market, but are putting more emphasis on the loss of share. Some have pointed to the momentum shown by AMD, which has been far more aggressive over the past 18 months. The rival chipmaker has been strengthening its ties to PC makers, most prominently with HP, and keeping prices low."
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RE: Universal law
by leech on Sun 5th Mar 2006 23:17 UTC in reply to "Universal law"
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

"Nothing can grow forever. If it did, it would become a cancer. The downcycle is an essential aspect to any entity."

Kind of like Windows? ;)

So a big boo hoo for Intel, they warned that they were making ONLY 8.7 - 9.1 BILLION dollars? That's more money than the majority of countries have. Let's face it, the only people who really need/want the later processors are the ones who are hard core gamers. Could that be one of the main reasons why Intel isn't making as much? Especially since most hard core gamers buy AMDs.

Leech

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RE[2]: Universal law
by suryad on Mon 6th Mar 2006 19:40 in reply to "RE: Universal law"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Add to that the fact that Google is switching to AMD oh becasue of better performance and less power requirements and less heat being produced by the processors...that might hurt Intel a bit as well.

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