During a cyclical downturn, the worst thing CEOs can do is talk their stock up. When times are tough the currency that matters most to the Street will be credibility – not earnings, not growth, not miracle products.
Arm actually turned in a fairly strong set of results. Good growth. Backlog grew by $1 billion. But it is early days for this recent IPO and the company is still learning the Language of the Street.
We looked at revenue and operating income per employee for the big semis companies, and since that was so much fun, we looked at another dozen companies. Broadcom and Apple are in a league of their own. It is good to have a software or licensing business.
How will Intel’s sales team adjust to the company’s new accounting scheme? A lot rides on this seemingly small change in accounting.
Apple’s M3 launch stood out for its focus on how people actually use computers, the lack of AI acronyms and the fact that they launched 3 chips all at once. It is only getting harder to compete with them.
A comparison in revenue growth for the global telecom equipment makers and the cloud service providers. Sometimes unfair apples-to-oranges comparisons are the most telling.
Qualcomm just launched a RISC V chip running a version of Android (Wear OS). Is this just a small project in an out-of-the-way market? Or is the sign of some bigger ambition?
Intel’s Analyst Day was a good chance to preview their messaging for their next generation of products. Expect to hear a lot about AI PCs, software freedom and TCO. Some of this rings true.
Nvidia’s massive earnings surprises have attracted a lot of attention online, not all of it positive. Sifting through the noise, the company is backed by real demand. And while its earnings will eventually hit an air pocket, it looks very strong long term
Arm now has a roadshow video which provides insight into the company’s growth plan. It also has a new target valuation. At $52 billion that remains challenging, but at least we now have an outline of how the company plans to grow.