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Intel is widely recognized as the largest chip maker in the world, coming to prominence during the 1980s when the PC was ramping up. Today it is a $43 billion business with a stranglehold on PC processor chips and a dominant share in large server chips. It has tried, so far unsuccessfully to take the same position in the cellular world, and sold off its Xscale ARM Core based system to Marvel in 2006. Intel has since acquired the wireless arm of Infineon in 2010, a European chip maker which spun out of the German Siemens group. Intel has had a long love affair with radio technologies and portable devices, taking in the creation of its own Centrino Wi-Fi architecture, the sponsorship of WiMAX, and the MeeGo operating system it developed for phones and tablets with Nokia – none of which have yet served to give it a large chip footprint in mobile devices.

Intel CEO promises to accelerate mobile progress

18 July, 2013

As chip giant suffers fourth quarterly sales drop in a row, the need to offset PC decline is becoming critical

Apple and Intel shop for motion control in Israel

16 July, 2013

Intel reported to have acquired Omek Interactive, while Apple is said to be in talks with Kinect chip supplier PrimeSense

Missing iPhone deal is Otellini's greatest regret

17 May, 2013

Newly retired Intel CEO says he failed to see the volume potential of the iPhone, and "passing on" the contract

Intel releases Jelly Bean dev code

13 March, 2013

Android 4.2.2. now supports its chips, also comes with Windows Phone 8 dual boot option

Apple close to foundry deal with Intel?

8 March, 2013

Reports that Intel will make some iDevice processors resurface as Apple seeks to reduce dependence on Samsung

ZTE gives Intel its smartphone breakthrough

6 March, 2013

Chinese vendor expands existing alliance and promises range of devices based on the new Atom Z2580 chip

Intel buys appMobi team for HMTL5 expertise

23 February, 2013

Smaller firm will now focus only on its cloud services while Intel bids to lead mobile world's shift to web standards

Wind River boosts Intel's communications story

21 February, 2013

Chip giant's real time Linux unit promises performance boost and traffic intelligence for Intel comms processors

Intel's uninspiring Q4 shows transition challenges

18 January, 2013

Results down on 2011 but ahead of forecasts, but outlook cautious and mobile will not "move the needle" this year

CES: Intel and Qualcomm vye for tablet glory

8 January, 2013

Intel launches processors ranging from Atoms for emerging markets to Cores for ultrabooks; Qualcomm CEO talks of 'born mobile'

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