In today's video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) move as the company makes further progress in its efforts to break into the smartphone and tablet space.
Recently, Intel released details about some of its latest mobile technology, and specifically about its Trigate Transistors, the latest in its Atom Mobile Chipset line. The semiconductor company claims that these chips are substantially more power efficient and faster.
However, though this is a step forward for Intel, it may not be what will finally set the wheels rolling. The success of the chips will depend on the acceptance by major handset makers like Samsung and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). But, those companies already design their own chips based on ARM architecture, and the likelihood of migrating to Intel is very low, especially when Intel's Atom Chip line is being estimated to cost around $45 (compared to $20 for other more cost-effective options).
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