Monthly Archives: April 2014

What Microsoft will do with the Nokia Devices and Services now taken over, but currently producing a yearly loss rate of as much as $1.5 billion?

In the information made officially available for this transition (see below) there are no answers for that question. It only becomes clear that the new Microsoft Devices Group under formation needs to be put into much more efficient organisation, with … Continue reading

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Microsoft BUILD 2014 Day 2: “rebranding” to Microsoft Azure and moving toward a comprehensive set of fully-integrated backend services

“Rebranding” into Microsoft Azure from the previous Windows Azure Microsoft Azure Momentum on the Market The new Azure Management Portal (preview) New Azure features: IaaS, web, mobile and data announcements Microsoft Announces New Features for Cloud Computing Service [CCTV America … Continue reading

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Microsoft is transitioning to a world with more usage and more software driven value add (rather than the old device driven world) in mobility and the cloud, the latter also helping to grow the server business well above its peers

Quartely Highlights (from Earnings Call Slides): Cloud momentum helps drive Q3 results Outstanding momentum and results in our cloud services; total Commercial Cloud revenue more than doubled again this quarter Office 365 Home currently has 4.4 million subscribers, adding nearly … Continue reading

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64-bit ARM (ARMv8-A) outlook: full smartphone penetration by 2018, volume start in servers next year, plus strong presence in enterprise networking

Previous ‘Experiencing the Cloud’ posts on the subject: AMD’s dense server strategy of mixing next-gen x86 Opterons with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 based Opterons on the SeaMicro Freedom™ fabric to disrupt the 2014 datacenter market using open source software (so far) … Continue reading

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The (said to be) contra MediaTek play of Tsinghua Unigroup with attempted merger of Spreadtrum and RDA

锐迪科并购陷僵局:清华系基金与上海资本恩怨凸显 (RDA’s acquisition deadlock: Tsinghua University unit and Shanghai Capital Fund scores highlights) [April 15, 2014] … In September of last year, Shanghai Pudong [上海浦东] branch cast M&A of RDA, then Unigroup stepped that up by paying higher prices. But … Continue reading

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The case of system validation and early SW development before silicon is available

MediaTek Quick to Market with Palladium [Cadence Design Systems YouTube channel, April 11, 2014] Watch this video to learn how MediaTek is meeting its time-to-market, power, and design quality goals with the Palladium XP II platform, part of the Cadence … Continue reading

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Intel’s desperate attempt to establish a sizeable foothold on the tablet market until its 14nm manufacturing leadership could provide a profitable position for the company in 2016

The stock market is over-optimistic about that: Intel tablets could cure [stock] market conditions [Saxo TV – TradingFloor.com YouTube channel, April 16, 2014] Intel’s Q1 earnings beat expectations, that’s despite a decline in sales of personal computers. The firm has … Continue reading

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