There is very little excitement surrounding the company, mediocre growth prospects at best and a stock that seems to have lost all direction. Investors who know the company well will understand that Intel has always been a leading edge technology developer and manufacturer. The company benefits from a massive market share in the processors and semiconductors industry.
Print On Intel 's most recent earnings call, management reiterated its intention to transition to its next-generation Skylake processors -- or "sixth generation Core" for those who like branding -- during the second half of the year.
It's worth digging deeper into that dialogue between the analyst asking that question and the Intel executives on the call in order to understand why Intel plans to move full-steam ahead on Skylake despite seemingly shortening the life of the just-released Broadwell.
Continue Reading Below What's the plan, again?
Intel has been quite clear that Skylake will go into production and launch during the second half of the year. Indeed, according to Intel's Kirk Skaugen, Intel plans to have "very robust" ramps of both notebook and desktop Skylake parts during the second half of for a "complete holiday kind of situation.
So it seems that Intel is rolling out Broadwell chips in order to capture the demand during these critical periods, and then plans to roll out Skylake more for the holiday season.
In fact, the head of Intel's PC Client Group, Kirk Skaugen, stated at Intel's investor meeting in November that Skylake would ramp in both laptops and desktops during the second half of for "a complete holiday kind of situation.
Broadwell was held back, according to Intel, due to manufacturing problems. So, if the Broadwell delay didn't impact the development timeline of Skylake, the Skylake design should be completed and ready to go into production for the second half of as planned -- just as Intel is claiming.
If it has the Skylake design done,it doesn't actually cost Intel anything to stop producing Broadwell early and get Skylake in production. But it could cost Intel future sales if it intentionally stagnates its technology roll outs. In fact, here's what Krzanich had to say: CFO Stacy Smith also added the following supporting commentary: It's good to see that Intel is willing to get Skylake out the door as quickly as possible in order to keep giving customers a reason to buy new PCs.
Given that PCs were stagnant for the last couple of years and have only recently returned to growth, Intel would do well to push out as much "cool stuff" into the market as possible. Ashraf Eassa owns shares of Intel. The Motley Fool recommends Intel.
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