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Intel Merges Mobile, PC Divisions

Promise of a big smartphone division fades
11/18/2014 08:37 PM EST
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tb100
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tb100   11/20/2014 9:31:51 PM
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Part of the problem is that all phones/tablets are standardizing on the ARM processor. In theory Java encoded Android programs can run on any processor, but it is also possible for programmers to natively compile their code, and no one wants to buy a tablet/phone that might not run thier favorite program.

I don't know why Intel doesn't just come out with a killer ARM processor. I'm sure they already have a license. Actually I think Intel was one of the very first ARM processor manufacturers, way before Qualcomm or TI. I would think that they could come out with a killer ARM chip that would blow the competition away. Either that or just leave that market and stay with servers, desktops, and laptops.

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NoviceMan   11/20/2014 4:28:11 PM
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It may be more than just making the bottom line of mobile looking good. I think they have a shrewd plan for this. Something like .. strength... Will see how it works out.

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Re: Hopes dashed?
JimMcGregor   11/20/2014 4:05:49 PM
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If the past is an indication, this move signals the beginning of the end of Intel's venture into smartphones, at least this attempt.

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Re: Big retreat
krisi   11/20/2014 1:19:44 PM
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PCs are here to stay, any serious engineering work requires them...but it is not a growing market...Intel retreat is their failure in execution...Qualcom is moving in exactly opposite direction

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resistion   11/20/2014 12:53:08 PM
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PCs were supposed to be so yesterday, so Intel had to "catch up" in smartphones. Now suddenly PCs are supposedly back in vogue. But really, mouse and keyboard are like ball and chain now.

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Re: Hopes dashed?
krisi   11/19/2014 5:13:37 PM
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They will combine their divisions...have a good round of layoffs ...record one time charge so operating income looks better (that one will exclude one time charges)...maybe they should sold their mobile business to Global Foundries for few billions like IBM did :-)

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Re: Hopes dashed?
Wilco1   11/19/2014 5:04:57 PM
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Intel smartphone? Which new Intel smartphone has been released in 2014? Merryfield and Moorefield seem to have gone completely missing. Delayed or cancelled as part of the reorganisation?

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linuxmojo   11/19/2014 4:41:28 PM
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Maybe part of this whole thing is to get JP Morgan off their back by hiding all the losses in their smartphone segment.

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Re: Shell games
Jessica Lipsky   11/19/2014 2:58:28 PM
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If they truly are doing layoffs, I doubt Herman Eul will feel any impact.

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krisi   11/19/2014 12:23:17 PM
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Agree...it is shell game...but Intel execs have to get busy with something...they will probably do some layoff so it will eventually become less than $1B loss

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