Intel arms management of its cellular chip division to its Ultrabook chief
Intel could also be king of the PC and laptop computer chip hill, however ARM’s the reigning daddy in terms of smartphones and tablets. Principally it’s because Intel’s know-how nonetheless lags behind ARM’s extremely low energy silicon, and since cellular software program is predominantly geared towards the platform. A lot so, in reality, that Intel’s smartphone chip enterprise misplaced $1 billion within the final quarter, however that is not sufficient to discourage the outfit from persevering with. The truth is, Brian Krzanich is taking the daring step of saying that he is… reorganizing the corporate’s chip divisions. In a memo, reported by the Wall Road Journal, the CEO has introduced that the PC and cellular chip divisions will merge right into a Shopper Computing group, with Kirk “Mr. Ultrabook” Skaugen on the helm. It makes a specific amount of sense, since Intel’s PC division is raking in money, and as Ultrabooks turn into extra like tablets, there is a smart degree of crossover. Hell, perhaps somebody will provide you with the thought of placing Haswell right into a smartphone – which we’re completely on board with.