Intel will finally enter tablet and phone markets

Steve Dinneen
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INTEL is “in talks” with manufacturers and will soon belatedly enter the smartphone and tablet markets.
The chip maker has been left behind in the market for mobile devices, which has grown exponentially since the launch of Apple’s iPad and the growing range of next-generation smartphones.

Intel’s European boss Tristan Wilkinson told City A.M. the impact of tablet computers remains to be seen but admitted it will transform the PC market.

He said chips similar to Intel’s power saving Atom range were the “logical next step” for the mobile market. He also said the firm will soon release its new range of graphics-oriented chips, codenamed Sandy Bridge.