Originally Posted by btarunr
Again, flawed argument. You're assuming that all AMD does is sell Bulldozer. Read up Q4 forecasts of both AMD and Intel (refer to AMD's Q3 results for Q4 forecast). Bulldozer maybe a sellout, but that's also because it's produced in very small quantities to begin with (because GloFo 32 nm is still teething). Bulldozer isn't contributing to AMD's Q4 Forecasts much.
Also, you're assuming that processors have a shelf life (like cakes and cookies), and that if they don't sell, Intel loses all the money spent in making it. That's not true. If it doesn't sell now, it will sell later, and Intel will adjust production (and introduction of new products) according to inventories.
Sorry maybe I misread.... I thought the purpose of YOUR article was to tell us that Intel is losing money
Now you try to tell me that they are doing ok?
And yes, processors have a self life because when the new generation chips get out people tend to buy the new ones and not the old ones. And Intel has to sell the old ones to the big PC manufacturers at reduced prices to get rid of them
. What are you talking about?
Do you think that prices of CPUs in PC shops reflect the prices that big integrators buy them?
Also in MY Managerial World if you are a million off you prediction, selling a good product, you are close to getting fired. If you are a billion off your prediction, selling a good product.........
In My Managerial World if you manage to sell-out an inferior product you are a hero (especially if the product got so much bad press). The fact that you should have produced a good product is another story....
Anyway I made a short comment..... and this has become a war of attrition....
Why don't you watch the youtube videos with the Intel girlies and relax a little