Three Ways Intel Shares Can Rise
Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) looks determined to make a move, ARM-based players are about to enter the market, speculation regarding the decline of PCs is increasing as Apple's(AAPL) iPad and other tablet sales expand, and Intel is pushing for ultrabooks for future survival.
Here we take a look at three optimistic scenarios for Intel that together can take its stock to more than $37.
1) Ultrabooks Revive Notebook Growth
The sales of ultrabooks powered by Intel's microprocessors were not impressive during the last holiday season. However, that could have been due to limited visibility and marketing as well as high prices.
Over time, there is the possibility that prices of utrabooks will come down as the prices of its internal components decline. Furthermore, the 3D tri-gate technology with 22nm Ivy Bridge processor may serve as the technical advancement necessary to lure customers.
The tri-gate transistor technology allows for lower leakage current and higher active current. This improves the performance of the transistor, leading to higher performance and lower power consumption. Power consumption is going to be an essential component of future computing devices and something on which Intel will closely focus.
If the above comes true, it can not only help Intel in maintaining its current market share in notebooks, but also help sustain healthy growth in worldwide notebook shipments. In this scenario, we assume that Intel's motivation and push into ultrabooks will make it extremely difficult for ARM-based players to make a breakthrough.