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March 25, 2015

Companies with the biggest spends on Research and Development: Top 10

RD spends by Top 10 companies

Companies that spends the highest on R&D(research and development)

Volkswagen, Samsung and  Intel leads in the RD ( research and development spends). Volkswage spends $13.5billion,with Samsung almost spending the same amount with $13.4, followed by Intel with$10.6billion. Microsoft spends  $10.4 on RD,while pharma giant Roche spends  $10billion

June 26, 2013

Intel Set to Power the Smartpone and Tablet Economy

For most of us  using PCs or Desktops during late nineties and 2000 " Intel Inside" was  standard feature  across of all "PC and Desktops".  Intel was ubiquitous with  Perosnal or desktop computers

M ore than anything else it was the Powered by Intel that  set the " PC ecosystem in place with consumers very clearly  made aware is  the CPU ( Central processing Unit )  was  what Intel specialized in 

However t seems Intel has clearly  seen the wriring on the wall,  where tablets and smartphones are the Next Key drivers of the next generation  access to Mobile Computing

 fntelprepares to sell its own ‘market leading’ smartphones and tablets| ExtremeTech: "Recently just two weeks after the departure of Paul Otellini, Intel’s new CEO is making some big changes to the company that will allow it to go toe-to-toe with mobile chip makers such as Qualcomm"

ntels new ivisionnewly created New Devices division, and yesterday Intel acquired the division of ST-Ericsson that makes mobile GPS chips. The acquisition might sound small, but when you bear in mind that Intel is one of the least acquisitive companies in Silicon Valley and factor in the creation of a New Devices unit, it’s clear that Intel is gearing up to take the smartphone and tablet markets by storm

February 28, 2013

Coming Soon :Intel Inside Smartphones and Tablets

Intel has for a long time now  struggled to break into the mobile  and Tablet Market , including Smartphone. But if there were any doubts as to whether or not the company is in it for the long haul, this week’s announcements should put them to rest.  Intel finally decided to take the wrap out if its closet and  announced its foray into  one of the  most fiercly fought  technology arena . With this Intel will take on Apple, Samsung, RIM and the low cost  players HTC and  Huawei competitive ,

Intel's announcement  at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,  has set  the stage for Intel to enter both Smartphones and Tablets by getting its chips into everything from inexpensive smartphones to high-end tablets.

The biggest announcement was the Clover Trail+ platform, which consists of three new Atom processors, the 2.0GHz Z2580, 1.6GHz Z2560 and 1.2GHz Z2520.
Intel currently has two mobile platforms:
Medfield for Android smartphones includes the 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 single-core with 400MHz PowerVR SGX 540 graphics. (Intel later added the low-end Z2420 used by Acer, Lava and Safaricom for smartphones in developing markets and the high-end Z2480 used in the Motorola Razr i.)
And the Clover Trail platform, which includes the 1.8GHz Atom Z2760 dual-core with 533MHz PowerVR SGX 545 graphics, is used in Windows 8 tablets from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG and Samsung. All of these processors are manufactured on a 32nm process.
Inte's Clover Trail+ is primarily designed for Android smartphones. The first is the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900, which has a 5.5-inch 1080p display (more than 40 pixels per inch), the Atom Z2580, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP camera and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

April 19, 2012

The Making Of a " Intel Inside" in Ultrabook

The list of no-nos for the thinnest ultrabooks is lengthy, according to an "engineering estimate" published by Intel recently.Ultrabooks have been the brainchild of Intel , which has seen its  "Processor "that used to make laptops, Netops and Desktops, slowly gets replaced by "Tablets"
According to CNet ,The specs for the thinnest of the thin laptops (15mm, 0.6 inch) shake out this way: no to the VGA port, "slim" 2.5-inch drives (7mm) are out, 18650/16650 batteries won't cut it, soDIMM memory, negative. And no "standard thermal solutions." (See charts below.)
Intel is more forgiving for 18mm (0.7-inch) and 21mm (0.82-inch) ultrabooks. (The latter 21mm category, for all intents and purposes, is not really an ultrabook but just a thin laptop.)

In the charts above, red means the component will not fit in the "stack-up," according to Intel. Yellow means "may not fit...without other trade-offs or customization." And green means that the component will fit. (Note that GFRP in the top chart stands for "graphite fiber-reinforced plastic."

Intel requires manufacturers to meet certain specifications in order to market a laptop as an Ultrabook. These requirements change with each release of Intel's mobile platform.

Release date
October 2011
June 2012 (expected)
2013 (expected)
Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture
Intel Core models
Ivy Bridge microarchitecture
Intel Core models
 (17 W TDP)
Haswell microarchitecture
 (15 W TDP)
Height (maximum)
18 mm for 13.3" and smaller displays
21 mm for 14.0" and larger displays[18]
18 mm for 13.3" and smaller displays
21 mm for 14.0" and larger displays[18]
23 mm for convertible tablets

Battery life (minimum)
5 hours
5 hours

Resume from hibernation (maximum)
7 seconds from S4
7 seconds from S4

no requirements
80 MB/s transfer rate (minimum)
16 GB capacity (minimum)

no requirements

Software and firmware
Intel Management Engine 7.1 (or higher)
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Management Engine 8.0 (or higher)
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology

Intel's Ultrabook sales to exceed 25 Million, as 2G version ready for launch

Intel estimates that 20 to 30 million ultrabook units are expected to be  shipped this year.
News from Digitimes revelas that intel plans to substantially beef up its ultrabook shipments  and internaly expect the new sleeker  gadget to jump up by "double or even triple" in 2013.

The report noted that the second generation of ultrabook will launch "after May 2012" and combination tablet/ultrabooks will arrive in the fourth quarter alongside the release of Microsoft's Windows 8.

Intel is also said to be looking into technologies that could help spur ultrabook adoption. Reinforced plastic chassis and ultra-thin optical disk drives were specifically mentioned by the report as components that the company is cooperating with upstream makers on.

At a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show, an Intel Manager stated that market analysis revealed that screen size motivated some of the reluctance to switch to 13" Ultrabooks. As a result, Intel is planning to ensure, through cooperation with manufacturers, a 14 or 15-inch screen on 50% of the 75 Ultrabooks that will likely come to market in 2012.

Intel put forth the ultrabook design specification last May as an alternative to the MacBook Air and iPad. For its part, the Mac maker is expected to releasea thinner and light design of its 15-inch MacBook Pro within weeks that could threaten sales of high-end ultrabooks

April 18, 2012

WinTel to Limit iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013

Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013:

According to DigiTimes Intel and Microsoft have been working closely with partners to develop new tablets based on the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, which will launch this fall. The sources indicated that Microsoft will release Windows 8 for traditional PCs to device makers in September, while Windows RT, the newly announced name for the ARM-based version, will be issued some time after.

A total of 32 Windows 8 tablets are expected to be available this year. Participating manufacturers Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asustek, and Toshiba are expected to launch models by the end of 2012.

Windows 8 tablets from Lenovo and Acer are expected to be priced as low as $300, to take on low-end Android tablets, while more expensive and powerful models will target Apple's iPad. Those tablets will reportedly cost as much as $1,000; Apple's most expensive iPad model with a 64-gigabyte capacity and wireless cellular connectivity is $829.

Intel has been looking to make up for lost ground in the mobile space ever since Apple decided that Intel's Atom processors weren't efficient enough to run the iPad. Instead, Apple developed its own new ARM chip design, which it dubbed A4, that debuted in the first-generation iPad.

September 15, 2011

End of The Wintel Era :Android Power Intel Phones in 2012

Android phones featuring Intel chips should be available in the first half of 2012, Intel executives said on Tuesday at its annual developer conference in San Francisco.
While Microsoft showed off Windows running on ARM-based systems, Intel and Google on Tuesday launched a development partnership to get the Android mobile operating system to run on Intel's lower-powered Atom chips.

The Wintel Era refers to MicroSoft Power Windows and Intel Powered Chips  for Desktops and PC which dominated the market  for  almost two decades. The power of Microsoft Software and Intel's hardware came together and this combination made them " unbeatable.  The Wintel Ear nows shows signs of breaking down as Android and Intel comes together to rule the Smartphone and Tablet Markets  of Today.

The move is the latest effort by Intel to get into the booming smartphone market, where processors based on the ARM architecture devised by the Cambridge-based company of the same name dominate.

Google and Intel say they will work together to optimise future versions of Google's Android mobile software for Intel's Atom processors, hoping to speed the development and time-to-market of future Intel-powered smartphones.

The move could jump-start Intel's efforts to expand into the market for mobile phones and touchscreen tablet devices at a time when sales of PCs are slowing in mature markets such as North America and Europe.

Intel is in a position establish a stronghold on the tablet market, similar to the one it has with PCs, if Intel's new Atom chip takes hold with Google's support. Currently, processors by U.K.-based ARM Holdings are used predominantly in smartphones and tablets because they don't drain batteries like Intel's chips.

But many PC users trust Intel processors, and a new Intel chip that works well in smartphones and tablets without draining their batteries may sway those PC users to buy mobile devices with Intel processors.
Source : Guardian