Things got too hot in Brazil
Chipzilla wasted a fortune trying to arrive into the smartphone chip making business too late, and not it looks like it will have to shell out a bit more to make its mess go away.
Also kills off SoFIA mobile SoCs
Intel has scrapped development of the Broxton Atom processor family. For those who came in late, this was the chip which was supposed to put Intel into high-end smartphones and tablets.
SoFIA based Kiano SlimTablet 7 3GR is just €70
Intel SoFIA based tablets, which were supposed to be in the shops for the second part of the year, have finally made their way to the western European market.
Have they looked down the back of the SoFIA?
Chipzilla has been hinting that the design for its Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor is ready for mass production but a rumour from the Far East suggests that it will not be launched until the beginning of next year.
Honestly, who didn’t see this coming?
Intel is said to be offering a subsidy for every single SoFIA-based device churned out by Chinese white-box outfit.
Going cheap, very cheap
Intel officially announced the first batch of SoFIA products earlier this year, promising to deliver them sometime in the second quarter. The first products appear to be trickling out, with no fanfare or hype.
Intel is going to help its partners release cheaper tablets.
Going after cheap Chinese handsets
Intel’s first SoFIA smartphone SoCs will start shipping this quarter, with cheap smartphones based on Atom x3 silicon coming shortly thereafter.
We played with one
Intel has been working hard to become a significant player in the mobile market, with very limited success.
Braxton Cherry Trail successor in 2016