Intel's Slow Waltz at the Smartphone Dance

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t.alex
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Re: Intel's more than smartphone
t.alex   2/14/2013 8:51:58 PM
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We have heard about Intel entering mobile since last year and maybe the year before..unless Apple switch iPhones to using Intel chipset. 

 

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Re: Losing focus
TaimoorZ   1/30/2013 4:50:06 PM
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"Is it not possible for Intel to walk and chew gum at the same time?"

@The Source: Intel can surely do that as long as chewing gum doesn't make you walk slowly or walk on the wrong path. It can step into mobile processors but will it continue to innovate on the laptop and desktop side at the same pace and be able to maintain the market share there? That's something questionable.


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TaimoorZ   1/30/2013 4:45:30 PM
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@The Source: I don't deny that companies don't have to be thinking about the shifts in the market and possible expansion, but that move shouldn't involve a shift from the core strategy or competence. I fear this might happen in Intel's case.

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FLYINGSCOT   1/30/2013 12:58:39 PM
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Don't underestimate Intel's ability to design processors and also to (eventually) act as a foundry with its world beating technology.  If it can crank out designs with more MIPS per current consumption then it might regain some of what it has lost.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/29/2013 7:06:13 AM
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Intel has said it expects products from its Infineon wireless acquisition to reach mass scale in 2014. So, I expect it will start making a splash here by then. My point, though, is that Intel can't just be about PC processors or smartphone/tablet processors otherwise it will find itself in the same position in a few years.

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The Source   1/28/2013 8:52:26 PM
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Taimoorz,

You said: "I think the biggest issue here is the fact that Intel doesn't want to lose focus on it's core strength which is manufacturing processors and chips for the laptops and PCs and entering into the smartphone market may cause them to lose focus on this."

It seems you think that Intel cannot develop its smartphone business and its laptop and PC chips at the same time?  Interestingly, when Intel sold its communications and application processor business, which developed processors for handheld devices including smart phones to Marvell Technology Group, Intel said it wanted to focus on its core business.  Is it not possible for Intel to walk and chew gum at the same time?  Hmmmm.  That's a thought.

 

 

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The Source   1/28/2013 8:01:52 PM
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Dear Bolaji,

There is something unsettling about Intel being so far behind in the wireless chip market, especially when the company already had a communications and application processor business which developed and sold processors for handheld devices including smart phones. That business was sold to Marvell Technology Group in 2006. This means Intel took the initiative to get into the market and things did not work out.  

Yes, I understand that Intel has deep pockets, it has strong relationships with OEMs that make smartphones and Intel will be offering new products from its Infineon division. The company completed the purchase of Infineon Technologies AG Wireless Solutions in 2011. I believe that Intel is going to have a rough time competing in this market, and it will still be at least two more years before we can gauge whether Intel can aggressively compete in this market.  Two years is a lifetime in technology, and frankly nothing is certain.

Thanks for your comment.   

 

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Re: Intel's more than smartphone
Bolaji Ojo   1/28/2013 6:03:05 PM
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Yes, Intel is bumbling about in the mobile processor market currently but I wouldn't write it off. It is going to be a long fight and one Intel cannot afford to walk away from so let's avoid predicting it will fail here yet. That conclusion may be premature.

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mfbertozzi   1/28/2013 12:35:09 PM
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I am with you, even coming back to Mozilla, they could count on a very strong advantage do to the adoption of their browser abroad and several versions produced exactly for fitting smartphone technology.

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pocharle   1/28/2013 10:35:38 AM
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Eh. ANother competitor to Google and the others. I guess we'll see if there's any real 'new' innovation there.

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