Intel creates a new mobile division to take on ARM's processors

Intel creates a new mobile division to take on ARM's processors
Intel has been left totally missing out on the current mobile revolution, as its chips are more suited to the desktop and server power requirements, with battery consumption still way worse than comparable ARM-based silicon.

To take on ARM for smartphones and tablets will be a formidable task, considering that 2.5GHz multicore goodness with 28nm, and even 20nm, is in the works, and will probably be in phones and slates as soon as next year.

Still, Intel is developing its CloverTrail and Medfield mobile chipsets in the labs, and is now shifting organizational focus to the task of catching up with ARM as well. Chipzilla will form a new mobile and communications division, which will be tasked exclusively with unifying the mobile efforts of the company.

Android ICS is already running on Intel chips, and the company also bought Infineon for its baseband connectivity radios, so we will soon be seeing smartphones and tablets with "Intel Inside", but if they will ultimately succeed on the market remains to be seen.

source: Fortune

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5 Comments

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

bring it on. it would be nice to see samsung, google & intel logo`s on one phone.

3. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

On the components/inside of the phone maybe... too many logos outside(the carrier will always be tempted to slap on its own) will ruin the aesthetics of a phone.

2. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Intel almost seemed to turn a blind eye towards smartphone and tablet processor development. I don't think they saw how fast this technology and market was moving towards these all-in-one mobile devices that seem to be outselling computers. Intel made a mistake not developing earlier and I just hope that they are able to catch up and bring something new to the table.

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I don't think Intel will put anything worthwhile on the market for another 2 years ARM is way ahead on the mobile scene

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unless something drastic changes with battery tech or how they pull power, x86 processors do not belong in the mobile space.

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