The head of ARM Holdings isn’t sweating Intel’s foray into the mobile chip market, where ARM’s chip designs have dominated over the past few years.
When it comes to mobile phone chips, Intel has been wandering in the desert for a while. But today at the Consumer Electronics Show, the company announced it has finally scored some major customers for its Atom family of smartphone chips, and they are Lenovo and Motorola.
Intel has already hinted at its smartphone and tablet processor plans for next year, but it seems that LG will hold the title of the first company to create a modern smartphone with Intel inside.
Not long ago Intel would have welcomed Microsoft on stage to talk about the Wintel alliance related to PC hardware and software. But today, Intel and Google joined each other on stage at the Intel Developer Forum to talk about an alliance, even as Microsoft was staging its own separate conference.
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini announced today that an Intel-based Android smartphone will be hitting the market in the first half of 2012.
The world’s largest chipmaker Intel will make its way to smartphones early next year, the company’s CEO Paul Otellini revealed today to investors.
Intel is not to be counted out of the smartphone battle yet, as its chips are headed to 35 tablets (including some already available) and “premier” smartphone vendors in 2011, Reuters reports based on comments from the company’s CEO Paul Otelinni.