Corp. is preparing to unveil nearly a dozen new tablet computers that run on
its chips at Computex, at the
end of May, the Wall Street Journal reports.
seeking to expand beyond PCs and into the mobile market, where ARM has
dominated thanks to licensees such as Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments.
announced its new 22nm 3D
Tri-Gate transistors that will boost performance by up to 37 percent compared
to existing 32nm technology. It's all part of the company's focus on increasing
performance while lowering power consumption -- a move aimed directly at ARM
and its hold on the smartphone and tablet market.
launching a new set of Atom chips, codenamed Oak Trail,
specifically for tablets. "While the project improves Intel's position,
analysts say the company faces an uphill struggle, as it comes late to the game
and is also handicapped by its lack of strong partnerships and applications
designed for Android or other popular tablet operating systems, unlike its
position in the PC world with Microsoft Inc.'s Windows," WSJ reports.
Shenoy, Intel's general manager for Asia-Pacific, told WSJ that more than 35 Intel-chip-based
tablets are targeted to ship by the end of the year. He also mentioned that component
shortages from Japan did not
affect Intel's supply chain.