Intel Needs a Mobile Makeover
Many industry watchers have never understood how a company
with the huge financial and technology resources of Intel was
not able to develop microprocessors that could effectively
compete against those that ARM designs and others manufacture.
Intel has owned the PC industry, allowing AMD to struggle
along with a tiny market share and meager profits. The market
value of mobile chip maker Qualcomm ($105.89 billion), perhaps
the world’s largest maker of ARM chips, now exceeds Intel’s
($97.1 billion), which shows what investors think. The coming
resignation of Intel CEO Paul Otellini has some industry
watchers speculating that his replacement will come from the
mobile industry, not from within Intel.