Intel adapting chips rapidly

Intel adapting chips rapidly

In order to catch up in the mobile market, Intel is working hard to get ahead in mobile processor design while simultaneously moving to smaller circuitry.

Intel handed the task of designing those new processors to Rani Borkar, an emphatic, high-tempo engineer who runs the company's architecture group in Hillsboro.

Accustomed to leading the field in chip technology, Borkar began the project two years ago knowing she was way behind. Intel had already been shut out of the market for smartphones and was facing a similar fate in tablets.

The time for a careful, considered approach had passed. If Intel were ever to play a leading role in mobile technology, it needed to move immediately, even before it knew just where it was going or how it would get there.


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