Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 5   >   >>
Gil Russell
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
Gil Russell   3/22/2011 5:36:46 PM
NO RATINGS
The infamous Pogo title "We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us" seems appropriate. Major internal reorganization is underway...,

Duane Benson
User Rank
Blogger
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
Duane Benson   3/22/2011 5:27:59 PM
NO RATINGS
In my experience, leaving "to pursue other interests," pretty much always equals "was asked to leave." From the outside looking in, it seems that Intel has done a lot of good with the Atom in terms of creating a viable competitor to the new generation of higher-end ARM processors. But there could be a lot of issues that can't be seen from the outside. The cost structure may be too far off to allow a good business model. The whole concept may look sound and the overall business model may work, but in implementation, the profit model may look anemic compared to that of the big processors. Perhaps the profit model works, but only when built on Intel's frontline fab lines, but the high-end processors have that capacity all sewn up. It may also simply be a marketing issue. Right now, ARM is a steamroller in the market. It's heard to break in under such conditions, even if you are Intel. Perhaps they're approaching the marketing as they do with big chips but that strategy doesn't work in the mobile arena.

SallyF
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
SallyF   3/22/2011 5:18:09 PM
NO RATINGS
It seems to me that Intel's Atom and iX product lines are not sufficiently differentiated. People here may remember that Microsoft gave Internet Explorer away so they could destroy Netscape. Microsoft charged 0$ for IE and there was no way Netscape could generate revenue. Intel appears to be taking the opposite approach. They offer a product that is not competitive and charge 5 times more for it. I haven't heard anything that persuades me that Intel will be successful unless Microsoft uses its monopoly power on the desktop and somehow takes over the mobile market. If that happens then its x86 everywhere and Intel's advantage would allow it to dominate.

mark.lapedus
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
mark.lapedus   3/22/2011 4:35:02 PM
NO RATINGS
So has Intel's Atom been a bomb or not?

LarryM99
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
LarryM99   3/22/2011 4:16:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Those of us with longer memories may recall that Intel at one point owned the StrongARM architecture, which was at that point the best of breed out of the ARM variants. They essentially gave it away because they were sure that they could do better. It looks like it might be fair to second-guess that decision. Larry M.

sranje
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
sranje   3/22/2011 3:29:13 PM
NO RATINGS
PS: For two definitive articles on mobile processors by the Petrov Group see last week DigiTimes

agk
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
agk   3/22/2011 3:27:52 PM
NO RATINGS
Some times it is better to change the top line professionals so that there comes a new younger hi tech personalities steer the show in a better way. Similarly vice versa. End result every one gains!

sranje
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
sranje   3/22/2011 2:46:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Anand didn't leave in my opinion - he was asked to go

sranje
User Rank
Manager
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
sranje   3/22/2011 2:44:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Intel acquired baseband processor capability with Infineon's Wireless group, now IMC. This is one of the wisest acquisition that Intel has ever made and it is critical for its success in mobile (Atom-based)application processors. Hopefully Intel is fully aware just how important is that acquisition for its success in mobile space and will continue to support/invest for its success in LTE connectivity. A departure of Anand might be a signal that Intel is becoming aware of its possible execution problems - for example in pricing of Atom ($75 for Intel Atom Z670 processor) versus Tegra (priced at about $15)

mark.lapedus
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel's mobile chief resigns
mark.lapedus   3/22/2011 6:05:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks eewiz. sorry. I missed that. Do you have anything else to add?

<<   <   Page 4 / 5   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
15 comments
It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...