In 1965 the eyes of the electronic community turned to the Intel Corporation when its co-founder George E. Moore wrote a paper making a prediction that the number of transistors would double approximately every year for atleast the next ten years. That prediction later became know as Moore's law and has stayed fairly true even to this day. Yesterday, another prediction came out of the Intel corporation when the current CEO Paul Otellini said that the PC (personal computer) is transforming into tablets.
“We are in the midst of a radical transformation of the computing experience with the blurring of form factors and adoption of new user interfaces. It's no longer necessary to choose between a PC and a tablet. Convertibles and detachables combined with Windows 8 and touch provide a 2-for-1, no-compromise computing experience." Paul Otellini said.
Even though some companies, like Microsoft with Windows 8, have already bet their future on tablets taking over this is still a significant statement. It shows that even though Intel still leads the world in processors for PCs they realize that they must makes a switch to making processors for the mobile market.
In November of last year Mr. Otellini announced that he would be leaving Intel after there annual board meeting in May of 2013. Mr. Otellini has been with the company since 1974 and has held several positions in the company before taking the reigns in 2008. Earlier this month Mr. Otrellini gave his last report on the annual profits of the company. According to that report the profits for the previous year were down 15% mostly contributed to the decline of the PC.
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