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.

Explore further: Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Intel launches chip for tablet computers

Apr 11, 2011

Intel Corp. has launched a new chip for tablet computers, Atom processor Z670 based platform, as the world's most powerful semiconductor company aims to become a contender in the market for mobile chips.

Intel Boosts Mobile Celeron Performance

Aug 31, 2004

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel® Celeron® M processors 350 and 360 for mobile PCs. Based on Intel's mobile architecture, the Intel Celeron M processor balances good mobile performance with exc ...

Intel teams with Google on smartphone chips

Sep 13, 2011

Intel on Tuesday announced that it has teamed with Google to tailor chips to get top performance out of smartphones powered by the Internet giant's Android software.

Intel's mobile chip sell-off seen prudent

Jun 28, 2006

Semiconductor sales are soaring, thanks in part due to a seemingly insatiable appetite for cell phones and other mobile devices worldwide. Yet while consumers in emerging markets are readily forking out cash ...

Intel predicts the death of mobile computing as we know it

Jul 13, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- The folks over at Intel have come up with an interesting prediction, one that may make all of you feel a little bit foolish for buying a laptop, and a netbook or a tablet. They are predicting that as time ...

Recommended for you

Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag (Update)

20 hours ago

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control

20 hours ago

Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

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