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Old 25th Oct 2011, 12:56   #1
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ARM announces 44 per cent jump in profits

ARM announces a strong quarter off the back of increased demand for its designs.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...p-in-profits/1
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 12:59   #2
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 13:12   #3
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55.8 million profits ha! (while thats more than i have) thats what intel spends just on staff booze
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Yep. £55.8 mill, that's crumbs from the top table. But good luck to them, if that's mainly from licensing then it's like money for old rope, hope they use it well. And I'm sure they will.
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Not really.
55m, pre-tax no less, is a pittance. Simon Cowell paid close to that in income tax last year...

Compare that to the (American) net billions Intel made last year... There's no comparison.

If Intel really wanted to; they could easily do what ARM do better, cheaper. - There's just no incentive with such low margins...
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Intel made ~2.2 billion in the same timeframe...
I'm sure they're shaking in their boots
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Yea but if you look at what ARM is worth compared to intel, as its a 44% increase that if i remember rightly is 20% more than Intel? Yea intel is still raking more money in but ARM is growing more. Also interestingly ARM is worth nearly twice AMD, and almost as much as Nvidia.
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Nice to hear of a British tech company doing well for a change, especially in these crappy financial times.
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Yea but if you look at what ARM is worth compared to intel, as its a 44% increase that if i remember rightly is 20% more than Intel? Yea intel is still raking more money in but ARM is growing more. Also interestingly ARM is worth nearly twice AMD, and almost as much as Nvidia.
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I'm not sure I'm getting all the scepticism for ARM's profits increasing here. Allow me to elaborate:

ARM are experiencing massive growth of the company, in a world where electronics are seen as a luxury.

ARM have no way to get in to the traditional desktop/server market for now. They're managing this growth without selling a single PC component.

Windows 8 is ARM-compatible. That's the goal-post that ARM is aiming for right now.

ARM processors are scalable. Very much so. The SpiNNaker project aims to be using a MILLION ARM cores by end 2012. If these bad boys can be used in such a manner to simulate the human brain, they'll probably be just fine for any server work that can be thrown at their tiny low-power selves.

These are very exciting times for the boys at ARM.
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It's the single core versus Multi-core argument all over again. For some workloads (Most desktop workloads); Single cores are better. In the server sector; Massively scalar workloads across something as power efficient as a million ARM based processors would trounce the typical processor quite well. (Assuming workloads that are 100% balanced across all cores, It's a bit of an ideal scenario, but you hopefully get the point.)

With more and more being optimized for RISC; It's possible that ARM could edge into the server market, and from there; grow rapidly. The foundation in mobile devices is also a boon in server stacks, as it means the processors should have some very good efficiency figures in that kind of an environment.
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Not a lot of profit considering the wide scale adoption of ARM in mobile devices and set tops etc, I guess their license model means they don't make a lot of money and there share value is over valued as they can't really make money as well as the people who build the devices,

I'm sure Qualcomm make more from their ARM cores than ARM do.
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Yeah the profit might be huge by Intel/Apple standards, but you forget they have a very low cost base. The don't physically make and chips at all. The don't have to spend R&D on FAB's etc, they have no risk on any individual products sucess etc. They have very little to lose, so over a million pounds per week profit for them is good.
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It's coming to servers - Canonical showed off an ARM server running Ubuntu just a couple weeks ago.

If nothing else, I'd rather have ARM shares now - not a dog like AMD (sadly) and I just can't feel good about throwing money at Intel (not that I've got a dime to invest, anyway.)

Let me admit up front that I'm pulling this entirely out of my ass, but dig: We already know Win8 will run on ARM. We also know that the past few cycles, MS' desktop and server OS run on the same kernel. Ergo, I think it's plain to see that there will be a MS Server OS running on ARM, no later than mid-2013.

Has any mention been made of what will succeed Server 2008? All the hype and BS around 8 and the Metro UI, I don't think I've heard a word about the next Server version.
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good to see them make a profit

AMD might be shaking as there profit margins are surely not in any better shape

intel could buy arm and still have change outta there profit they make
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