Recent statistics reveals that 2013 has witnessed the sharpest plunge in the PC sales figure in the last two decades. There has been a striking 14% drop in the sales figure as the prospective buyers are drawn towards the much more user friendly Android tablets and smartphones. This piece of information has stirred the who’s who of Intel Corporation, the world largest chip maker and they have decided to focus their attention on mobile market as well which they have so longignored.
As of now, themobile chip market wasprimarily dominated by two major players, namely Qualcomm and Nvidia. But the recent market trend has stimulated Intel to expand their range of products to establish themselves firmly in the mobile market as well and honestly Intel is putting in lot of hard work and effort to change for this betterment. Recently, this MNC has acquired a GPS chip division to give shape to its future endeavours. But Intel hasplans to expand further as well. In Computex 2013 the who’s who of Intel has revealed their plan of teaming up the 22nm Bay Trail Atom SoCs chip for tablet with the XMM 7160 LTE modem.
The latest XMM 7160 LTE modem will not only be the smallest modem in the world, but it will be also the power savvy multimode- multiband LTE chip. The best part is that this chip is alsogoing to support international roaming. This is definitely the USP of this chip as it will definitely aid Intel to get a better hold on the mobile market.
However, we were not given any specific dates so to when gadgets integrated withIntel’s latest LTE is going to roll out in the market. However, we can speculate the release date to be somewhere shopping season of 2013.
Intel has taken a grand step for launching itself in the mobile market, now the question is whether it can create a niche for itself in the mobile market and give a tough competition to established mobile chip manufacturers.
Post us your take on this matter i.e. do you believe that Intel will be able to establish itself or not?