With Intel unveiling a tablet processor this week, analysts say the chip maker may be on track to becoming less dependent on the struggling PC market.
Intel on Thursday took the wraps off a new processor code-named Clover Trail
. The Atom Z2760 chip is set to launch when Microsoft
ships Windows 8 toward the end of October.
The chip is designed to boost battery life and performance for Windows 8 tablets
The unveiling of the new tablet chip is a big step for Intel, which has dominated the PC market
but has yet to compete in the burgeoning tablet market where ARM chips dominate. Tablets have been taking a big chunk out of a PC sales
and Intel needs to branch out into other lucrative -- and growing -- markets.