At the Intel Developer Conference this week, Intel
is expected to (among other things) offer up some insight into its mobile strategy going forward. For as omnipresent as the company is in the world of processors, the tablet market is one where the competition is particularly fierce. ARM, Qualcomm, TI, and Samsung, for example, all stand in the way.
We knew that Intel was planning to establish a presence with upcoming tablets running the new Windows 8
operating system, but a job posting for the chipmaker looking for software architects to develop a tablet platform really says it all:
The Intel tablet SW team is in the early forming stages and presents an opportunity to play a key role in building the IA tablet platform SW foundation and creation of SW technologies to deliver exciting new experiences to consumers. Responsibilities include partnering with Microsoft, key Intel customers, independent technology suppliers, marketing, engineering management and senior architects from multiple Intel disciplines to negotiate, design, and lead implementation of a wide range of high complexity features and systems.
Intel does have its mobile Atom
chips, and the most recent one we know of for tablets, codenamed Clover Trail, will most likely compete against ARM’s chips in Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, respectively.