Breaking News
Blog

Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
Bert22306   4/29/2013 9:27:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Finally we can stop hearing the mantra that Intel needs to get into the handheld market. Let's hope anyway. I'm nor sure which of the Surface tablets has caused this turn-around in the trade press reports. If it's the Surface Pro, which to me seems like an improved next generation netbook-like product, that would make a lot of sense. People by now MUST have noticed the limitations of all of the previous tablets on the market, right?

Hypergenus
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
Hypergenus   4/29/2013 11:07:35 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree 100% but the sad thing is the atom costs 4X as much in the 1-3 watt range as even a TI, freescale, or competitor's microprocessor range... $40 is still not bad. But a lot of makers will pick the $13 chip... Of course in volume it's much cheaper for both sides... The only real issue is the price, which is just solved by time and adoption. The quality is there though...

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
eewiz   4/30/2013 5:02:57 AM
NO RATINGS
the 7.5% mainly came from Intel based windows tabs. which are mainly people who switched from notebooks to ultra portable formfactor.. so intel lost market share somewhere else to gain the market share here. Not a great achievement IMO. "Shipments of Apple's iPads—still the leader in market share—are expected to decline sharply, Seymore said, which implies significant market share gains for Intel." iPad shipments will be declining only in the analyst's imagination. market share. yes maybe.. in any case, the android camp is selling 199$ tabs at-cost making no money for the engineers or the companies(except google/amazon). whats the point?

hmmmmmm
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
hmmmmmm   4/30/2013 3:28:30 PM
NO RATINGS
Seems like temporary TAM expansion (common core, LOB experimentation). The market for used tablets will explode this time next year. Don't take my keyboard and HDD/SDD away!

Carl_J
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
Carl_J   4/30/2013 4:46:24 PM
NO RATINGS
"intel lost market share somewhere else to gain the market share here." Yes, but that market share would otherwise have gone to Android and Apple (who get their market share from laptops), which means Win8 tablets are successfully competing against iOS/Android tablets. Besides, even Apple project lower sales of iPad in Q2 than Q1, with an increasing share going to the less expensive iPad mini. furthermore, with a SoC processor capable of running Android, Intel will be able to tap into the Android tablet market as well. Ergo, Intel will be increasing at the expense of ARM/Qualcomm. That's the point!

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
Duane Benson   4/30/2013 5:06:08 PM
NO RATINGS
It wasn't that long ago when word was that Intel was going to have its clock cleaned by ARM. This article isn't saying the opposite, but I think it's a clear indication that the battle is far from over. At the moment, Intel seems to have the upper hand in processing power while ARM has the upper hand in current draw. I expect the two will keep getting closer for a while before the real battle begins.

David Brown
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
David Brown   4/30/2013 8:34:41 PM
NO RATINGS
A large proportion of new iPads are bought by people who owned earlier iPads. The market for iPads, as they stand at the moment, is beginning to saturate - so the proportion of new sales will dwindle. Android pads have a much wider range from small to large, cheap to expensive, and thus a wider potential market - their share (and absolute numbers) will increase for a good while yet. Windows tablets are quite new, and there is a definite market area for them. But I don't believe the potential share is very high. Windows RT (the "pad" version) has been a total failure - the Windows "pads" that sell are actually Windows laptops with a removable keyboard. These won't go away for a while yet, and they are mostly using Intel processors, but they will not take any sales from Android or Apple customers. If Intel really wants to get a big share of the tablet market, they should target high-end Android pads.

docdivakar
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
docdivakar   5/1/2013 3:25:26 AM
NO RATINGS
I hope the gains Intel makes in tablet market are large enough to offset the loss / decline in PC market. But the margins for tablet components tell otherwise! MP Divakar

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
eewiz   5/1/2013 5:14:52 AM
NO RATINGS
@Carl_J the best selling intel tablet product is the microsoft surface. if u look at the specs below you can find the CPU is a full fledged ULV Intel Core i5 X86 chip with HD4000 graphics, which costs roughly 150-200$ in 1K units. This is basically a repackaged PC in a ultra portable form factor.. not a tablet, ie consumption device, in the traditional sense. the people who opt for such a device are the regular pc users, who were hesitant to shift to the tablet formfactor just because they couldnt use their existing softwares. So you can count this as the market share which " would otherwise have gone to Android and Apple" . http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-8-pro/specifications ", even Apple project lower sales of iPad in Q2 than Q1" well if you check the history a bit you will understand that Apple sales numbers are extremely cyclical with Q2 having low sales, due to anticipated new product release in Q3 beginning. you should also checkout the projected sales in Q3, and Q4 which comes after Q2 :) "furthermore, with a SoC processor capable of running Android, Intel will be able to tap into the Android tablet market as well." At this point Android tablet market is totally out of Intel's reach with market being spoiled by manufacturers selling devices at 100-200$. Intel cant compete unless they plan to giveaway free money as chips. All this talk about intel increasing market share in "tablet" segment is total non sense. They are still selling the notebook category X86 chips at 100+$ and calling it "tablet" market. Thats what it is .

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
eewiz   5/1/2013 5:16:12 AM
NO RATINGS
correction . can't count this as the market share which " would otherwise have gone to Android and Apple" .

Page 1 / 3   >   >>
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.