New Intel unit focused on tablets, smartphones

Dec 14, 2011
Intel on Wednesday formed a new unit devoted to making chips for smartphones and tablets that have become must-have gadgets in a post personal computer age.

Intel on Wednesday formed a new unit devoted to making chips for smartphones and tablets that have become must-have gadgets in a post personal computer age.

Four units were combined into a Mobile and Communications Group headed by Hermann Eul and Mike Bell, whose background includes having worked on the at Apple, according to Intel spokesman Robert Manetta.

"We are trying to speed and improve the development of Intel-based mobile devices," Manetta said after the internal announcement was made at the California-based chip titan.

"That is what all this is about," he said. "We are serious about it."

The new unit combines the resources of Intel's Ultra Mobility, and Tablet, Mobile Wireless, and groups.

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Shifty0x88
not rated yet Dec 15, 2011
Couple of Remarks:

1, it's not surprising. 2 it's a little late Intel don't you think? 3: "Intel on Wednesday formed a new unit devoted to making chips for smartphones and tablets that have become must-have gadgets in a post personal computer age"

I believe it is the "augmented personal computer age" not the death of it, because although smartphone and tablets are awesome, they are supplemental devices and have not yet replaced my server or laptop to do work on, and probably never will in the near future.

Don't get me wrong I love my smartphone and I have messed around with my siblings' tablets, however to be fully functional I need at least a mouse and keyboard, and then screen size comes into play compared to a laptop... and then you compare CPU speed, and multi-tasking ability, and the tablet only has amazing battery life going for it...

Like I said before "augmented personal computer age", but maybe I'm just not following the trend... the whole "cloud" and whatnot

Just my 0.02

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