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Silvermont: A Good First Step for Intel's Mobile Strategy

Published: 10 October 2013

ID: G00257668

Analyst(s): Mark Hung

Summary

Intel's introduction of its first mobile microarchitecture will impact both the mobile semiconductor industry and itself in the areas of design and manufacturing.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Intel Silvermont's architectural and manufacturing advantages will force other AP vendors to play catch-up
  • Silvermont continues Intel's emphasis on CPU optimization and challenges the semiconductor industry's embrace of heterogeneous computing
  • Silvermont alone does not address Intel's other shortcomings in the mobile chipset market, as the company will still need to address its deficiencies in other areas

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