By early 2015, Intel aims to compete shoulder to shoulder with technology companies developing processors for mobile devices like Qualcomm or MediaTek. shall equip its microprocessors and Socs connectivity with mobile networks (3G and 4G), in addition to the trend adds the support for 64-bit.
The focus on smartphones and tablets Intel processors will join the current trends in hardware, SoFIA be the first product of the new strategy under certain characteristics that differentiate them from other manufacturers achieve as low power consumption, high performance and incorporate 3G connectivity / 4G.
We believe modems and connectivity in this space is critical to almost every segment of our business, but we also believe that we can be in this mobile space and make money. We just got to get our products there and get the right price structures.
It is also important to mention that the next generation of Intel mobile processors and hybrids also have high performance, low power consumption and 4G / 3G connectivity . Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, said the first bet will be based on Chromebooks, mainly because its main feature is that it must have connectivity to make the best of it. Later hope to reach integrated into most popular laptops like MacBooks, hybrid and laptop brands such as HP, Dell, Asus, Lenovo, etc..
Start the technology giant will have a sister company called Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to manufacture modems , but the vision for the future is that they devote resources to do so independently. With this move we could say that Intel will increasingly adapting to the “PostPC” wasinput and not have it easy as taking good competition as Qualcomm and MediaTek.