Intel indicates shift to mobility arena

Chip maker shows tablet, smartphone kit at International CES

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Intel indicates shift to mobility arena Intel introduced an Atom processor and low-drain Core series chips.
By  Stephen McBride Published  January 8, 2013

Intel introduced an Atom processor and low-drain Core series chips - products that are exclusively intended for mobile devices - at International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Bloomberg reported.

The chip titan's indication of a departure from the PC realm comes as Qualcomm swallows increasing market share and the PC market continues to shrink, threatening the balance sheets of old-schoolers such as Intel and HP.

"You haven't seen Intel or Qualcomm trade market share yet, but you've definitely seen the mobile area encroach on traditional PCs," said Patrick Wang, a New York-based analyst at Evercore Partners Inc.

Intel also announced a quad-core version of the tablet processor build that would feature in devices by the end of 2013.

Intel is also developing gesture-control system in attempt to woo consumers back to the traditional desktop/laptop after the booming mobility market produced a slump in global PC shipments in 2012.

According to Daniel Berenbaum, an analyst at MKM Partners LLC, the new smart technologies might drive a revival in demand for the larger chips that reside in PCs.

"It's symptomatic of this frustration they've expressed with the pace of innovation in the PC industry," Berenbaum said.

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