“One of Intel’s top technologists revealed Monday that the chip giant will not win a spot on Apple’s iconic iPhone anytime soon, even as he outlined Intel’s plans to keep growing as it turns 40 on July 18,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
“‘Apple chose not to take that road map at their next generation of platform,’ said Patrick Gelsinger, general manager of Intel’s digital enterprise group, referring to Intel’s plans to churn out smaller versions of the so-called x86 processors that power most of the world’s PCs and servers. ‘That was disappointing,'” Caulfield reports. “Despite the setback, Intel has a plan to use its long history inside desktop computers to its advantage, even as the action shifts from the PC to wireless gizmos like Apple’s iPhone…”
Caulfield reports, “Apple appears to be going it alone for now, buying chip designer P.A. Semi for $278 million in cash earlier this year to help it design the processors that will power its next generation of phones and digital media devices.”
Caulfield reports, “Intel’s PC processors may own the desktop. But the semiconductor giant’s x86, or Intel Architecture design, is far from the most ubiquitous. Booming demand for mobile phones has made variations on U.K.-based ARM Holdings’ design far more ubiquitous.”
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