The world and its dog is talking about Intel missing a fantastic opportunity with mobile. Meego got surprise-dropped (official line: we support it) by Nokia and ARM chips are in devices by the legion.
Speaking to TechEye, Qualcomm's Alex Katouzian thinks ARM's joint initiative with Microsoft is a way in. We reported yesterday that ARM itself is rather keen it can steal laptop market share from Intel. Qualcomm agrees. Katouzian said: "It's possible to take away share. No one can predict it, but - if you think about this - a few years back, you used to have desktops. And you had these laptops that complimented the desktops because you could take them from meeting to meeting, so you wouldn't be tied down to the office.
"Then the laptops took over, and no the tablets are complementing the laptop. Sooner or later, the tablet will become the main PC. Even high end handsets will become your main PC - if I have access to a larger screen that's being driven by it, it might not be that hard.
"If that's the case, you can see in a few years, ARM based suppliers and especially Qualcomm who are building from the ground up, low power, mobile devices, where there is connectivity everywhere, a company like Qualcomm is situated very well to take some of that market share."
Katouzian revealed that Qualcomm's Adreno series, with the AP8 8064, will begin sampling in early 2012 and it's one of the highest graphics cores available on the market.
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