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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