CES 2012: Intel vs. Qualcomm

CES 2012- Intel vs. Qualcomm

On the stage of the note event CES in Las Vegas, scheduled for January 10 to 13 , will begin a technological war between two major chip manufacturers. Intel processor show a smartphone with Medfield, entering a market dominated by the architecture ARM . Qualcomm will respond with a notebook based on an ARM SoC and will make his official entrance in an area monopolized by the architecture x86 .

On January 10 in CESPaul Otellini , Intel CEO, will present our plans for the mobile market and show the prototype of a smartphone operating system Android .You probably even some mention of the platform Clover Trail , which will be located on the tablet based on Windows 8 . For several years, the Santa Clara chipmaker tries to enter the mobile market, but has so far failed because of overconsumption of its processors. Now seems the time of redemption.

Qualcomm , however, has already prepared its response to Intel . Paul Jacobs, CEO of San Diego, will go up on stage to show a notebook based on one of its processors, probably a quad-core model. Almost certainly the operating system is Windows 8 , the next release of Microsoft compatible with the ARM architecture.

Until recently, nobody would have imagined a battle between two companies that dominate the fields completely opposite. However, users want to stay always connected on the move , regardless of product type (notebook, tablet or smartphone). Hence why Intel and Qualcomm have entered into a collision course . Intel is apparently ahead of the rival, thanks to the availability of desktop applications that can easily be adapted to mobile devices. Qualcomm, however, must await the arrival of Metro applications to take advantage of its platform.

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