Rick Merritt, EETimes
5/1/2016 10:00 PM EDT
Its lack of expertise in SoCs, insistence on its x86 architecture and some bad luck kept Intel from enjoying the smartphone boom.
Back in the year 2000, a bright young reporter named Anthony Cataldo burst into our San Mateo bureau, his hair on fire with a story. There was going to be a new class of mobile chips people were calling applications processors.
“Intel, the most vocal evangelist for the application processor, rolled out its StrongARM-based XScale processor in Japan this past week as the archetype of the standalone application processor,” he wrote in the next week’s print version of EE Times.
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