|Bid||42.40 x 1000|
|Ask||42.49 x 1800|
|Day's range||41.70 - 44.83|
|52-week range||26.03 - 59.27|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||2.83|
|PE ratio (TTM)||141.97|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||26 Apr 1995|
|1y target est||N/A|
(Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp. is trying to sell its new laptop chips in an old way -- by emphasizing their speed.The world’s biggest chipmaker is touting the clock speed of its new H line of processors, citing their ability to process data at more than 5 gigahertz, or 5 billion cycles a second.“Frequency is the thing we’ve optimized for,” said Fredrik Hamberger, an Intel general manager. “These are the first mobile processors to break 5 gigahertz.”Laptops based on these new 10th-generation Core design chips will start to appear in April. The top-of-the-range part can count as fast as 5.3 gigahertz when operating in “Turbo Boost” mode, Intel said. That targets video gamers and professional content creators who often influence what is considered the best PC hardware.The new products are being rolled out as Intel faces rising threats to its industry leadership. Smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. started fielding more competitive chips about two years ago.Intel pioneered the sale of processors based on clock speed. In 2001, then company President Paul Otellini promised Intel’s Pentium design would scale all the way to 20 gigahertz. But the company’s engineers underestimated how much power was needed, and how much heat would be generated by such chips.As the new century progressed, laptops became more popular, and those slim designs couldn’t handle power-hungry, hot processors as well as desktop machines. So Intel and the industry started making multi-core semiconductors that combined several processors into one. Performance was now measured by the ability to run different workloads at the same time, rather than pure speed.AMD sells new processors that have more cores than Intel chips, garnering praise from gamers and PC reviewers. That’s helped the smaller company take market share from Intel.Intel has also struggled to maintain its lead in manufacturing technology. AMD outsources manufacturing to specialists such as TSMC, which has production technology that is well ahead of Intel’s.Intel’s Chipmaking Throne Is Challenged by Taiwanese UpstartThe new H range of Intel chips are made with 14-nanometer production technology. The company originally planned to upgrade to 10-nanometer in 2017, but that is only beginning to happen in mass volume this year. AMD’s latest processors use TSMC’s 7-nanometer capabilities.Intel says most video games don’t take advantage of multi-core chips and are best served by higher clock speeds. Some 60% of the new models in the H range will be capable of hitting that 5-gigahertz mark or higher, it said. That speed is only achieved in short bursts on limited numbers of cores, or just single cores in a “turbo” mode that shuts down other cores.The base rate, the normal operating speed of the chips, is between 2 and 3 gigahertz, where most of the industry’s products have been for more than a decade.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su predicted the company will achieve revenue growth of 20% over the next four years and become more profitable as it reaches that goal.Gross margin, or the percentage of sales remaining after deducting the cost of production, will rise to more than 50%, she said. Su spoke at an investor event Thursday at the chipmaker’s Santa Clara, California, headquarters.AMD maintained its near-term revenue forecast of $1.8 billion, plus or minus $50 million, for the first three months of its fiscal year. While results may be at the lower end of that range and demand from consumers in China has weakened, orders elsewhere are in line with expectations, helped by demand for data center chips, Su said. The company also stuck by its prediction that sales will increase 28% to 30% in 2020.Su is talking to investors who want revenue growth and earnings to justify the faith they’ve shown by bidding up AMD’s stock since she took the top job in 2015. During her time in charge, AMD has taken on the world’s biggest chipmaker, Intel Corp., in its main markets armed with only a fraction of the resources. Now, like other chipmakers, it’s confronting disruptions to supply and demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.“We’re a much stronger company than we were five years ago,” Su said. “The opportunities are larger.”Read more from the Bloomberg 50: Lisa Su, AMD’s David to Intel’s GoliathAMD’s stock rose 6% in extended trading. The shares, which traded at $2.87 at the end of 2015, closed at $48.11 Thursday in New York and have doubled in the past 12 months. AMD was the best performer on the S&P 500 Index in 2019.Su said the computer industry’s supply chain is rapidly recovering to typical levels of activity. AMD’s suppliers in China, Taiwan and Malaysia are almost back to full output, the CEO added. Other technology companies have scrapped guidance or lowered forecasts for the current period.AMD has targeted double-digit market share in servers by the middle of this year, trying to reclaim a meaningful position in that lucrative market after dropping to less than 1%. Server computers are the backbone of corporate networks and the giant data centers that run the internet. Chips that power them can cost more than $10,000 each.While manufacturing difficulties at Intel have made it vulnerable to a reinvigorated range of offerings from AMD, any shifts in the market have yet to cause the bigger company discomfort. Intel’s server chip unit grew 19% in the fourth quarter and revenue from cloud-service providers, which offer computing power and storage via the web, surged 48%. Intel’s data center business gets more revenue in a quarter than AMD generates in year.Both companies have benefited from strong demand for personal computers. Global PC shipments rose 2.3% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as companies upgraded to a new version of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system, according to research firm Gartner Inc. AMD has an even greater ability to cash in on the trend as it’s also the second-largest maker of chips used in computer graphics cards.(Updates CEO comments on short-term forecasts in third paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Ian King in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alistair Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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