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Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost? 156

edxwelch writes "An analyst at Bernstein Research has found that Intel is selling their tablet Bay Trail chips to OEMs below cost, concluding that after end rebates, Intel's tablet revenues are likely to be "close to zero," while profits will be negative. Intel has responded that the 'special costs' Intel is incurring are not pushing down gross margin. Intel needs to offer the subsidies to OEMs building $199-$299 devices to bring the bill of materials down and make them competive with cheaper chips from the likes of MediaTek and Rockchip."
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Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

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  • YUP (Score:5, Interesting)

    by TheNastyInThePasty ( 2382648 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @01:40PM (#46175601)

    Slashdot is officially being actively destroyed because it doesn't make enough advertising revenue anymore [twst.com]

    From the report:

    Slashdot Media was acquired to provide content and services that are important to technology professionals in their everyday work lives and to leverage that reach into the global technology community benefiting user engagement on the Dice.com site. The expected benefits have started to be realized at Dice.com. However, advertising revenue has declined over the past year and there is no improvement expected in the future financial performance of Slashdot Media's underlying advertising business. Therefore, $7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media were reduced to zero.

  • Editors are scared (Score:3, Interesting)

    by TWiTfan ( 2887093 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @01:40PM (#46175605)

    Looks like they're using their unlimited mod points to try to downmod everyone who posts on the beta.

  • by Nightbrood ( 6060 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @02:05PM (#46175895)

    It is a sad day that Intel's big news is having to slash prices to compete with the likes of MediaTek. I'm surprised no one has complained to the ITC yet if they are effectively "dumping" these chip. While I recognize mobile's importance, the nerd in me yearns for the good ol' days when AMD and Intel were fighting it out in the x86 space. Kinda like Slashdot...


  • For the first time (Score:5, Interesting)

    by LookIntoTheFuture ( 3480731 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @02:22PM (#46176097)
    in Slashdot history, comments about the story are the ones that are offtopic. They may not be modded that way, but I find myself skipping them. Is it really that difficult to keep classic in addition to beta? You have a lot of loyal, intelligent people here. Why give them the finger?
  • by cervesaebraciator ( 2352888 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @03:13PM (#46176763)

    I've been posting here for years. I always try to be polite, even in disagreement. Accordingly, I have never been downmodded, except in a few cases of clear disagreement (i.e. a controversial topic gets "overrated", etc) and in most of those I generally get moved back to my starting score of 2 by others. I'm always at karma cap. Again, I ascribe this to the fact that the comments of someone who tries to be polite are generally not rejected by the community.

    All this is to say that today is a first. I corrected a link to a comment by an AC here [slashdot.org] making it easier for folks to follow his intended direction to this project [altslashdot.org]. When I did this, my comment was downmodded OT into oblivion.

    I don't claim to know who's doing this OT downmodding, but if even my little comment (which was on topic for its GP) was downmodded then we should expect it to continue. Your comments may no longer be welcome on Slashdot.

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