Intel ups focus on mobile chips

New CEO Brian Krzanich wants to accelerate production of chips for smartphones and tablets.
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Intel is speeding up the rollout of chips for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

New CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel will give more priority to its Atom mobile chips, rather than just its PC chips, reports Reuters.

"We see that Atom is now at the same importance, it's launching on the same leading edge technology, sometimes even coming before Core [PC chips]," he said.

"We are in the process of looking at all of our roadmaps and evaluating the timing of some of those products. It's fair to say there are things we would like to accelerate."

Krzanich, who mentioned he had Google's Glass wearable device in his backpack, said computing in the next few years would focus more on items for eyes and ears, as well as wristbands and watches.

"I think you'll start to see stuff with our silicon toward the end of the year and the beginning of next year," he added. "We're trying to get our silicon into some of them, create some ourselves, understand the usage and create an ecosystem."

He also said Intel is cautious about launching its internet TV service with live an on-demand content, which is expected to launch later this year.

"We're being cautious. We're experts in silicon, we're experts in mobility, in driving Moore's law," Krzanich said. "But we are not experts in the content industry and we're being careful."

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