DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
 
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
January 19, 2018 
Main Menu
Home
Info
News archives
Articles
Howto
Reviews
 

Who's Online
There are currently 66 people online.

 

Latest Reviews
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
 

Follow us
RSS
 

Intel Atom to be a big cash cow?

Posted on Tuesday, April 01 2008 @ 00:20:45 CEST by


TG Daily claims the cheap Atom processors may become a big cash cow for Intel as there will be pretty good margins on these chips:
Based on Intel's marketing pitch, the burning question we have been working on for a while, of course, just how profitable this processor will be. We have talked to several sources and received feedback with initial estimates of $2 per CPU and studied reports that the chip may cost about $4. Today, we finally ended up with a source close to the matter and one we consider to be very credible. Industry sources put Atom into the range of "$6-$8", which would be the production/packaging/shipping cost for the CPU, excluding the Poulsbo chipset. Let's just assume that Intel will be able to squeeze $40 out of system vendors for Silverthorne and Diamondville - and you have one heck of a profit margin.

Our source was "skeptical" that Silverthorne will in fact be as successful as Intel claims the CPU will be, but noted that "it will be a good cash cow". Intel is able to put 2500 Atom CPUs on one 300 mm wafer, which would put its production value at about $15,000 to $20,000. Intel should be able to easily hit a 90% yield, which would put the retail value of the CPUs on one wafer at about $100,000 or more. We're currently digging for more details on the Diamondville and Poulsbo parts, to get a better idea of final bill of materials.




 



 

DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2017 DM Media Group bvba