Intel Well-Positioned for Tablet PCs
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."