Tirlapur, as of now most of the manufactures are comfortable with ARM. So if Intel needs an immediate switch over or a mass pull, of course they have to come up with chips having impressive feature. Otherwise also switching may happen, but in a slower mode.
Unless and until Intel comes up with chips, which can overcome some of the existing drawbacks and improved efficiency, it may take time to get succeed in market.
@Jacob, you are right but lets not forget intel has the advantage of 3d transistors or Finfets.. Moreover Intel has mentioned that they have 'line of sight to 14nm'. This will give Intel huge advantage over ARM.
Barbara, new and late comers has to struggle well, in order to have their own portions in the market. In that angle Intel may take time to capture their market share. Most of the manufactures are using Qualcomm and ARM chips for their devices and moreover they are comfortable with it. Unless and until Intel comes up with chips, which can overcome some of the existing drawbacks and improved efficiency, it may take time to get succeed in market.
Jay_Bond, Intel may be get success with the new mobile chip, but the competition may be tougher. As of now most of the manufactures are comfortable with ARM and its architecture, only concerned about power consumption. Intel is claiming that for their new chip set, power consumption is very less and it may get click in industry for a better mileage.
I can only hope that Intel play ethical after row of lawsuits and penatlies. A desperate company would take desperate measures. Intel has all the muscles and cash to lure most of the companies. If Intel design wins make even a hairline crack in ARM dam then we will see Intel going for the kill.
"...but most 'consumers' don't really have any idea who Intel is as a brand (more techie than anything) except for the commercials"
Pocharle how effective would that be on Intel in processor manufacturing? It's apparent most mobile device consumers have little or no knowledge about components made up of the devices. As EBN readers and Blogger suggested, i believe Intel can walk into any technology field of business unperturbed about competition. And Intel into smartphones & tablets, surely pressure and panic on others.
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