Feeds

Intel boss turns earnings call into iPhone flirt fest

Apple leaves better 'taste in mouth' than Qualcomm

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Intel boss Paul Otellini used its Q1 earnings call today to continue the chip giant's flirty pitch to build chips for Apple's iOS devices.

The vendor flagged up the launch of the first Intel-based smartphone, which is expected as early as next week.

However, Otellini also used its briefing with analysts to make a public pitch to build the chips Apple specs for its own iOS devices, repeating a refrain the vendor has been humming for at least a year.

One analyst asked Otellini if the dominance of Samsung and Apple left any space for Intel to build much of a business on the back of its latest foray into the handheld market.

Otellini said that even if Apple and its Korean-based sometimes-a-partner-sometimes-a-patent-court-opponent sewed up half the smartphone market, that would leave a substantial business for Intel to pitch for.

But, said Otellini, there was always the possibility that it could supply chips to either vendor. Samsung doesn't restrict itself to its own baked chips, he pointed out. As for Apple, "They know where we are," he said.

Pressed further on whether he would be interested in building chips for Apple, or indeed Qualcomm, he said.

"Anything is theoretically possible," he said, adding that when it came to "the taste in [my] mouth…Apple would be a lot more attractive than Qualcomm."

The dominant smartphone vendors weren't the only game in town, Otellini added. He said that the firm was talking to both OEMs and carriers. The latter were often interested in building their own white label products, and Intel already had a history with them from working on datacentres and networking infrastructure. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.