Intel exec says Silvermont trumps ARM in power, performance (NetworkWorld)
A top Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) executive said the power and performance battle with ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH) is over, because Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s upcoming chips based on its Silvermont architecture are ahead on key metrics required to deliver strong performance and battery life on smartphones and tablets. Intel’s upcoming mobile chips based on the Silvermont are better at power and performance than ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH)’s fastest Cortex-A15 chips, said Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, in an interview at the Computex trade show this week.
Intel unveils fourth generation Haswell processors (CiOL)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) introduced its fourth generation Intel Core processors that serve as foundation to wave of new 2-in-1s that combines PC performance with tablet-like mobility in one device and deliver on Ultrabook vision. According to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), The 4th generation Intel Core processors are designed from the ground up for the Ultrabook and serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing. …This is the largest generation-over-generation gain in the company’s history, equating to over 9 hours of battery life in active workloads for some Ultrabooks based on the new processors, said Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).
Intel Cap invests $16 mn in Bright Lifecare, Snapdeal, Reebonz (Business-Standard)
Intel Capital, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s global investment and M&A unit, today said it will invest $16 million in three e-commerce ventures across Asia, including two Indian firms — Bright Lifecare and Snapdeal. Intel Capital would invest in three e-commerce firms seeking to scale up and extend their businesses in Asia, Intel Capital said in a statement. The three beneficiaries include India’s Bright Lifecare, a distributor of nutrition, health and wellness products; Snapdeal.Com, a consumer goods marketplace in India; and existing portfolio company Singapore’s Reebonz.Com, one of Asia’s largest private luxury goods retailers.
Intel to test Pakistan with tablets (Tribune)
“The seven-inch tablets [with Intel chip inside] will hit the market by the end of June or early July. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Ultrabook 2-in-1 detachable will also be coming in the next two months or so,” Kamil Hasan, the director for Intel’s partners in the Asia Pacific region told The Express Tribune on the sidelines of Intel Solutions Summit 2013, held in Macau mid-May. …Tablet shipments are expected to grow by 58.7% year-on-year in 2013 to reach 229.3 million units, according to a forecast by International Data Corporation – a global research, analysis and advisory firm specialising in information communications technology.
Intel Downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Underweight” (INTC) (WatchlistNews)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was downgraded by investment analysts at Piper Jaffray from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at FBR & Co. upgraded shares of Intel from a “mkt perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. Separately, analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets upgraded shares of Intel from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $23.00.