There is little doubt that the PC market could use some uplift these days as tablets and smartphones have clearly captured the mindshare of consumers, press and analysts. \n\nHowever, Linley Gwennap, editor of the Microprocessor Report, believes that tablet and smartphone processors are merely a distraction for Intel and do not have enough potential to make up for the potential loss of notebook and desktop processor revenue. \n\nGwennap stated that persistent low growth rates are evidence that the PC processor is in a crisis, which may be partially homemade. He criticized the fact that performance of CPUs isn't growing fast enough to find the interest of consumers. \n\n\nMicroprocessor Report: Intel, Fix the PC!