Intel puts hope in new products

Intel puts hope in new products

Intel's rapid growth cooled in the first quarter, but new products could change that.

Chief executive Paul Otellini said Tuesday that he remains bullish on 2012, with new microprocessors, a new class of laptop, and a new operating system from Microsoft driving demand for new computers. 
Intel is adapting a new class of super-light laptop called an Ultrabook to include a touch screen, which [Patrick Becker Jr. of Becker capital Management] said that could make it a compelling alternative to the iPad and other tablets. Beyond that, the first Intel-based smartphone is due this week, and Intel suggested again Tuesday that it may start doing contract manufacturing for other companies.

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