Reports of lower-than-expected shipments have analysts concerned that Intel's Ultrabook may crash and burn.
Software holdups might keep the chip-maker from releasing a full slate of Windows 8 tablets in time for the holidays.
The iPhone 5's mapping app debacle sends the latest signal that the company's perfectionist culture is eroding.
Not all companies in the sector are responding to the software maker's leadership in this area.
As device makers design from the chip out, this major player's mass-market approach faces trouble.
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Alcoa is downgraded to 'hold .'
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
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