Intel CEO: It’s Not About Tablet vs. Ultrabook (yet)

Intel reported its first quarter fiscal 2012 earning late Monday. Revenue was reported at $12.9 billion with Net Income coming in at $2.7 billion. Intel’s PC Client Group delivered the lion’s share of revenue at $8.5 billion with the Data Center Group coming in at $2.5 billion.

A key target consumer platform for Ivy Bridge will be Intel’s Ultrabook efforts. The Ultrabook is a thin lightweight notebook device similar in nature to the Mac Air.

“Ultrabooks are reinventing computing with new form factors, high performance, better battery life, advanced security and other exciting new features,” Otellini said. “With more than 21 designs already shipping and more than 100 designs in the pipeline for 2012, we’re very pleased with our progress, and yet this is just the beginning.”

During the earnings call, Otellini was asked about the long-term prospect for the consumer markets and how the battle will shape up between Ultrabooks and tablets.

“If you look at people buying tablets today, particularly in the iPad arena, there are people that have started out with PCs and very often still use PCs and it’s a complimentary device,” Otellini said. “How that unfolds two or three years from now, I don’t think anyone knows.”

Read the full story at Datamation:
Intel Ramping up for Ultrabook Revolution

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