Sources: Reuters, Intel
quote: The fact that Intel already has a competetive SoC is amazing considering it is a 4 year old design that started its life as a low power PC CPU. To be able to move that same CPU to the mobile space, consuming an order of magnitude or more less power, is pretty amazing.
quote: The x86 CPU dates all the way back to Intel Corp.'s (INTC) Intel 8086 in 1978. Since then all Intel CPUs have been x86. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) also adopted x86 for their purposes. However, Intel is by far the bigger player, still, owning somewhere around 80 percent of the x86 CPU market, according to recent estimates.