Intel optimizing facilities for making tablet chips
In a recent comment from Intel COO Brian Krzanich to Reuters, Intel has reworked its fabrication facilities to prep for building tablet chips. So it seems like the computer chip manufacturers are now moving fast to boost its presence in the tablet market.
According to Brian Krzanich, they will start to see more and more of their capacity and their outputs will be mostly for the mobile devices as the Smartphones, the Tablets and other devices.
The Industry Analysts have also commented that this step is really good for Intel, and it is going to gain ground in the burgeoning Smartphone market. According Dan Olds, an analyst with The Gabriel Consulting Group, the Mobile devices other than the traditional laptop are in a critical segment for Intel. Although there are a hundred of millions of traditional x86 PC and server chips sold every year, but the volume of the ARM chips, which are typically used on Smartphones and Tablets are selling in billions and growing at a much faster rate.
Intel has definitely a good hold over the PC market but has barely any presence in the smartphone and tablet market. So this move is considered as a smart move by a lot of analysts. According to Patrick Moorhead, and analyst with Moor Insights and Strategy, with Windows 8 expected to get released in the Q4 of 2012 the timing is actually perfect for Intel to gear up the fabrications.
As Apple is making their own processors so Intel will mainly have to target the Android as well as the Windows 8 devices. So now, with the latest Ultrabooks Intel will be even providing mobile device chips in the future.