1No Intel Smartphones Until 2012
Intel CEO Paul Otellini had to deliver the news that the company won’t be coming out with smartphones in 2011, thanks to a major partnership with Nokia that dissolved in February. “We have freed up those resources and turned that design into a form factor/reference design. We’re shopping that now to a number of manufacturers … and we’ve had good success. You’ll see the first Intel-based phones (using new Medfield chips) in the market the first part of next year … in hindsight, Nokia was the wrong partner to have picked,” Otellini said.
2Wont Be Building Any ARM Chips
Intel doesn’t want to pay royalties for using another companys ARM chip reference design for handheld devices. “There’s no advantage to be beholden to someone else, to pay royalties to them, which lowers our overall profits,” Otellini said. “We can do a better job if we filled out this continuum with IA (Intel’s own products). We have no intention to use our license again to build an ARM.”
3On Track for Supplying Chips for Tablets
As for Intel’s contributions to the burgeoning tablet PC market, Otellini said “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.”
4Selling 10,000 Smart TVs per Day in Europe
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,” he said.
5Key Messages: Moving from Server-Centric to Data Center-Centric
6Emerging Markets: Far East the Leader
7Cloud 2015: Intel Plans to Be There
8Rapid Growth in Supercomputing
9Significant Growth in Storage Chip Sector
10New Intel Knights Product Line in the Works
The company’s new MIC line of processors will take the multi-core concept to another level during the next 18 to 24 months.