Digitimes reports that Intel may exit the smartphone chip market next year.
“A rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan has Intel reportedly questioning whether it should quit the smartphone market in 2015 if it continues to see weak performance in its handset business in 2014,” reports Digitimes.
The report points out that Intel’s collaboration with Lenovo to put x86 chips inside Lenovo hand-sets has foundered.
Intel is up against an entrenched market leader, Qualcomm, and must realise how difficult it is to come from behind to take on a financially strong, technologically superior, No.1 in any market sector.
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