Rick Merritt, EETimes
(09/24/2009 7:53 AM EDT)
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- "I can easily see a time where Intel will ship more SoCs than standard microprocessors," said Paul Otellini with all the bravado appropriate for the chief executive's keynote at the Intel Developer Forum.
Analysts were quick to scoff given the processor giant is a newbie to the system-on-chip business. But Otellini could have the last laugh considering the talent and money he is pumping into Intel's latest strategy to expand beyond the PC.
Intel's corporate SoC initiative still has its work cut out for it. First products out the gate such as the Tolapi chip for data center appliances and Canmore for digital TVs and set-tops have largely flopped.
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