Intel and Apple chipsApple is now almost six years as it uses Intel processors in their desktops and laptops, but mobile solutions Apple – iPod, iPhone and iPad – have yet to have intel side. Now that may change. But this does not mean that future iPhone or iPad give up their chips and move to Intel Atom.

According to unofficial information, the top management of Intel in talks with his counterparts from Apple concerning the use of production capacity of the first to release the latest mobile processors. Today, Taiwan’s TSMC engaged hardware release of processors for the iPhone and iPad to order Apple.

Sources at Intel said the other day Suneet Rikhi, vice president of operations discussed with Apple the possibility and terms of cooperation in the field of mobile chips. It should be noted that independent analysts have said for months on whether this kind of cooperation, and in the first place for Intel.

It is no secret that the demand for personal computers falls and Intel position in the mobile market until the status of catch. Despite the tremendous expertise of CPU in Intel as a whole, the companies in the mobile sphere has not yet managed to win the support of players leading smartphone and tablet market.

Today, Apple is a big customer for its mobile chip unit. Forecast to In-Stat, in 2012, Apple has released about 200 million microprocessors for their products, while Intel – not more than 185 million chips. It is only the processors in the piece dimension, without categorization, power and consumption.

Sources at Intel say that Apple is interested in using it as the Intel production partner, not as a provider of microprocessor solutions. Meanwhile, a year ago, Intel CFO Stacy Smith announced that Intel is open for cooperation with manufacturers of high-tech solutions, but only if they want to use chips based on Intel Architecture. “If Apple or, say, Sony will come to us and say,” I want to make a product that includes your architecture Intel Architecture as the core and put there own any intellectual property, “I’m not surprised. This would be fantastic business for us “- said Smith.

Smith said that if the customer wishes to Intel used its own technology, but applied the microkernel, other than the fact that the company produces, then the option “should be the subject of in-depth discussions and analysis,” but he has a right to exist. Analysts say that the chief financial officer for more than clearly hinted that Intel would not be against the use of its facilities for the production of mobile processor Apple A5 and A6, working in the iPhone and iPad.

In addition, experts believe that the company, if not openly admits that Intel’s x86 architecture is not too optimized for use in the mobile sector. Intel understands and sees a boom in the mobile industry and in order not to lose the market, the company temporarily ready to make concessions and begin issuing chip solutions for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

“If Intel wants to bite off a piece of the tablet market, unfortunately for her like a hybrid production is the only viable option,” – said in a research company Gartner.

Experts suggest that if Apple and Intel will be able to reach an agreement on the use of Intel Fab on a contract basis, this will involve long-term 22-nanometer production process. However, such cooperation would be beneficial not only for Intel, but for Apple, as the company receives a strong technology base and extensive experience in the production of Intel’s most advanced microprocessors.

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