Technology: The founder confirmed the abandonment of platforms and Broxton Atom Sofia aimed at smartphones and tablets in favor of a focus on 5G technology and the Internet of Things.

Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors

The following year, at the beginning of 2011, Microsoft also snubbed Intel by showing off what would later be named Windows RT, a project to get Windows working on ARM chips—including the Qualcomm Snapdragon, TI OMAP and Nvidia Tegra chip families—in order to keep low end Windows PCs, netbooks, tablets and hybrid 2-in-1 devices competitive with Apple’s increasingly popular iPad.

Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors
Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors

Large maneuvers strategic Intel seem to enact a major repositioning on the segment of mobile devices.The founder decided to give up its Atom chips Sofia and their alternates from the Broxton platform. This sounds like a withdrawal from the market of smartphones and tablets on which Intel finally never managed to win against the armada of ARM processors. At the door also Cherry Trail Atom chips X5 which will be replaced by the Celeron and Pentium processors rather Apollo Lake target hybrid PC. Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors

Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors
Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors

Resources allocated to Sofia and Broxton platforms will be reallocated to the development of 5G chips and modems. Intel also plans to focus on several key sectors : the Internet of Things, chips for servers, cloud computing and programmable logic circuits. Intel abandons for mobile Atom processors

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