Intel Well-Positioned for Tablet PCs

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-05-17 Print this article Print


As for Intel's contributions to the burgeoning tablet PC market, Otellini said that "there's been so much written about tablets that I don't know where to start, except to say we're on track. We're tracking 35 designs on multiple operating systems. Some are shipping now with Windows. We're demonstrating some Android devices now.

"The tablet race is nowhere near finished. No one really knows the size of this market, but it's real clear that everyone's putting energy into it. It's not just about tablets; it's about variants, like convertibles [netbooks and laptops with swivel tops that turn around to become tablets]. There's going to be a tremendous amount of experimentation here," Otellini said.

Smart TV boxes are another hot market, Otellini said, especially in Europe, where Intel is shipping 10,000 units a day.

"We are shipping nine versions of Smart TVs now, not all of which are Google TVs," he said. "The centerpiece for Smart TV adoption now is in Europe-old-line Europe, it's France and Italy. The Intel set-top box is turning the TV into a very productive [device], bringing you real-time broadcasts and Internet content and marrying it in a seamless fashion."

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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