Intel has gone through dramatic changes since the beginning of 2006, including hiring a new CEO in Paul Otellini, reports In-Stat. Other major changes include significant cost cutting resulting from increased competition in microprocessors from AMD, a completely new product line-up, and new product strategies to enable expansion of the x86 architecture into new market segments such as discrete graphics, consumer electronics, and ultra mobile devices (UMDs), the high-tech market research firm says.
“Despite the challenges, Intel remains in a good position to transition with the market and remain a driver in the direction of technology, if it can remain competitive in these new markets,” says Jim McGregor, In-Stat analyst.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- Intel’s LPIA microprocessors are the keys to both Intel’s future microprocessors and consumer SoC solutions.
- The first product in the Larrabee product family, which is targeting graphics, will bring together a new high-speed on-chip interconnect, LPIA processor core(s), graphics cores(s) and die stacking for cache memory, a first from Intel.
- Although Intel has changed its memory strategy to focus on NAND, In-Stat believes that Intel will likely exit the discrete Flash market within a few years because of difficultly making a positive ROI.
The research, “A New Intel: A Review of Intel’s Key Strategies” (#IN0703815IN), covers Intel’s market strategy and performance. It provides in-depth analysis of Intel’s product lines, manufacturing, and marketing. In addition to the report, Jim and other In-Stat analysts provide consulting services on a variety of technical and market topics regarding the semiconductor and electronics industries.
The price is $1,995 (US).
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