America’s biggest semi-conductor chip manufacturer, Intel, has recently stepped up its game to supply tablet PC manufacturers with their chip sets. Just a couple of months ago large companies like Samsung and Asustek Computers collaborated with Integrated Intelligence for chipsets to their respective tablets and phablets. Asia Pacific VP, Bryant, says in an interview that the company wants to take advantage of the current momentum that they are enjoying from their customers. In fact, the company is seeing more than 30 tablet designs to integrate their chips with. Intel is expected by their clients to get those chips across different operating systems like Android and Windows. In this way, both Intel and tablet manufacturers can cover a wide range of customer markets to sell their tablets for.
Emergence of Tablets and Smartphones
Intel started as a semi-conductor chip maker for desktop computers and laptops. With the emergence of tablets and smartphones years ago, Intel was seen with a slow reaction to see potential business opportunities. Now, the company has to compete with the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics. As soon as the month of June came in this year, Intel has finally opened their services to the tablet and smartphone markets by launching Atom processor. The company successfully launched an atom-based tablet which was designed primarily for educational use. This chipset now powers the Ramos W32 Android 4.0 Tablet PC 10.1-inch Intel Atom Z2460 1.6GHz. The target customers are students. The said tablet is sporting 7 to 10 inches of TFT LCD screen. The screen has 1024 x 600-resolution and is run by Intel Atom 2GHz Z2420. It is loaded with 1GB of RAM, 8GB for internal storage and empowered with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It can also support MicroSD cards, camera-enabled with .3 megapixels in the front and 2 megapixels at the back. The battery life can last up to 8 hours of both reading and internet browsing.
The launch of this Atom-based tablet by Intel has been successful thus far. No wonder large tablet makers are interested in Intel’s services. The world’s largest chip manufacturer is actually thinking of doing an investment in capital ventures in computing firms. They are preparing for a $100 million-worth of business venture with the said companies. One of the business objectives is to lead the industry in innovation and change the way people interact with technology-induced materials. Theoretically, the upcoming developments are expected to be going popular as it matures on the market.
A new Intel processor
Aside from the company’s attempt to make known in the tablet and smartphone market as chipset makers, Intel had also launched its 4th generation processor. This processor is designed to be multifunctional like it is compatible to integrate with tablets or computers. The latest processor was developed using the 22-nm Haswell micro-architecture process technology. One of the aims of 4th generation Intel processor is to improve the battery life of computing devices up to 50 percent as well as to double the graphics capability. With the recent drop in sales of desktop and laptop computers due to emergence of tablets, Intel is expected to come up big once they start providing chip processors to electronic devices.