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Intel's lead in semiconductors could be challenged by Samsung

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:08

Intel's dominance in semiconductors could be challenged in coming years by Samsung; while Intel owns 80% of the PC Market, the main growth is in mobile devices where Intel has a very small share; Samsung could overtake Intel if it can expand its AP business beyond Apple and its Galaxy devices...

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posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:19 2

1. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

If Intel make chips for mobile devices, Samsung must make chips for PC and laptops to challenge Intel and AMD.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:11 4

5. ph00ny (Posts: 1509; Member since: 26 May 2011)

That's actually not a good idea. There is a good reason why intel is still the leader and AMD is falling behind every year

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:44

6. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

Actually Samsung cannot. Samsung makes ARM processors, which take less power than intel's x86 but also dont perform as well as x86 when the voltage is increased. x86 Archtecture that can be used for computers because all the major OSs only run on x86(albeit windows 8 will have an ARM version but it wont be able to run any programs besides the ones it comes with because all desktop computer programs are x86). intel is getting into the mobile market by scaleing down the x86 architecture and using a x86 version of android( intel has mad it so that their new medfield x86 processor will be able to run about 90% of android apps) the thing is Samsung doesnt have the ability to make x86 due to patents and intel also has a tight grip on companies makeing them buy all intel(AMD is pretty much alive just thought the consumer market and places where intel lets them at this point).

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:47

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Except the growth is going to occur in the MAP market space that Samsung has a pretty good command of (certainly better than Intel). Low power chips is not Intel's strong suit. Intel is going to have to bring its 'A' game to make inroads on Sammy.

Something tells me the consumer is going to benefit. Especially if Intel gets serious.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:32 3

2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

The advantage of Samsung is they build the final end products too. Having other companies use their hardware is a good thing for income but they don't really need to since they can use their supplies themselves.

Samsung overtaking Intel is not something impossible. But Intel is yet to make a big move, so until they tumble down we really won't know.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:20 4

3. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

In the e.d competition gives customers a better product. Go Samsung

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 20:24 3

4. RoundBallmer (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Shameless samsuck

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 21:47

7. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

i think once intel gets into the Mobile market they will start to dominate, they just have so much more cash than the compation and x86 medfields seem to be really powerful, just got to wait and see until they get into the high end market.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 22:27

8. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Intel's attempt to challenge arm based chips are just...quite underwhelming...intel could have played a top card by partnering with MS to run WP8 on x86 based cpu...w8 is already sharing kernel with wp8...it would have been perfect!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:23 1

10. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Samsung, you are going to be then new King soon!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:11 1

11. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)

Lebron James & Samsung are destined to be the new KING!!!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 01:45

12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Where the hell is AMD?
It looks like they have only 2yrs left before they went bankrupt.

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