Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 03:11 UTC
Intel Intel has showed a prototype smartphone based on its low-power Medfield processor and said Intel-based phones from "major players" would be in the market next year. Intel has struggled to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, markets that are dominated today by processor designs from Intel's U.K. rival ARM Holdings.
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RE[2]: To Little - To late
by fran on Wed 18th May 2011 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE: To Little - To late"
fran
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2010-08-06

Not really.
Intel has the infrastructure and is planning to enter the foundry business in a ala TSMC model. Rumours is it's vying to build Apples next generation Ax series ARM processors.
It's R&D is pretty strong with external partnerships and research sponsoring of new technologies. Consumers don't really like patents I know but some bleeding edge technology will Inevitably have Intel's name on it.

We wont really see this soon as we know they have billions tied in to fabs of 22nm and up and coming 14nm processes.
Only way we are going to see a real expediting of new technologies is when shareholder is forced to write the some fabrication plants faster and push these new technologies which will probable happen sooner or later i guess.

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