Intel Atom chip to power 35 tablets in 2011

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Old 15-Jan-2011
Intel Atom chip to power 35 tablets in 2011

In the mobile market at the moment one thing is very clear: Intel is not the preferred choice for processors like it is on the desktop. That crown falls to ARM which powers many on the smartphones in use today. The same looks set to be the case for tablet devices.
Intel knows it is losing the battle for penetration in the mobile sector, but has been working to ensure it can grab some market share next year. New Atom chips are coming, and they are set to make it into tablets in the first half of next year.

Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel, has stated we can expect to see 35 tablet devices using an Intel processor in 2011. What manufacturers and operating systems will be run has not been announced, but Intel has has been working on an Android x86 solution, and has had Android running on an Atom chip in a phone. On the smartphone front it looks like it may take longer for Intel to compete with ARM as the second-generation Medfield chip won’t ship until 2012.

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