Why Tim Cook is Confident about Apple’s Performance in China
In a rare mid-quarter announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that iPhone activations and App Store business has shown strong growth in China over the past few weeks.
On August 21, Apple’s stock declined by 6%. Investors are worried about the impact that China’s slowing economy could have on Apple.
Amazon reported 45% of paid units sold by third-party sellers in 2Q15, compared to 41% paid units sold by third-party sellers in 2Q14.
Although the Jet.com membership fee is cheaper than Amazon Prime at $99 per year, Amazon customers give positive reviews to the Prime membership service.
In an attempt to compete against Amazon’s dominance in the online retail space, Macy’s announced the launch of its same-day delivery services in 17 markets in the US.
Amazon plans to set up an Amazon Web Services center in India in 2016, according to the recent comments of Amazon’s new CFO, Brian T. Olsavsky.
The Amazon Mexico site has more shopping categories than other international Amazon websites featured during the launch.
On July 15, Amazon’s first-ever Prime Day surpassed profits realized from last year’s Black Friday, recording 398 items ordered per second.
Amazon’s cloud services arm, Amazon Web Services contributed $391 million toward Amazon’s $684 million operating profit for 2Q15, or 57%.
Amazon beat analyst estimates with respect to its 2Q15 earnings, which helped Amazon’s stock gain by 20% on the day earnings were announced. However, Amazon’s shares had a steep fall of about 10% in the week ending August 21, owing to the sell-off in the Technology sector.
Amazon surprised investors and analysts with its strong 2Q15 earnings, which it released on July 23. The results exceeded analysts’ expectations with diluted earnings per share of $0.19 on net sales of $23.18 billion.
Only a few large companies, including Intel, Samsung (SSNLF), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM), could afford to run 450 mm manufacturing sites.
Intel’s large semiconductor manufacturing capacity requires that it boost revenues by selling its chips in segments that have a promising future.
Moore’s Law won’t be relevant for much longer. This means that the cost benefit derived from each new technological advancement is declining.
Huge investment is required at every stage of semiconductor development to make smaller-sized chips in a cost-effective manner without compromising on functionality.
The current wave of consolidation makes potential targets out of chip companies that serve the industrial, automotive, mobile, and storage spaces.
System-on-a-chip In the first part of this series, we learned that Intel (INTC) merged its PCCG (PC Client Group) and MCG (Mobile and Communications Group) into a single CCG (Client…
According to a survey by IoT Nexus, the two biggest challenges faced by the Internet of Things sector are interoperability and security.
While Intel’s R&D spend accounted for ~21% of the firm’s revenue in 2014, Nvidia’s (NVDA) research expenses accounted for 29% of its own revenue.
To offset the decline in the PC segment, Intel is rapidly shifting its focus toward the server market. The company has a 99% share of the server market.
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