Intel's Bay Trail version of Atom, due in the second half of the year, should be a compelling product, Seymore said. The Bay Trail version of Atom will be the first SoC to support both Android and Windows 8, enabling OEMS to simplify platform designs and hit price points as low as $200, he said.
Strategy Analytics (Boston) reported that global branded tablet shipments reached a record high of 40.6 million units in the first quarter, up 117 percent from the first quarter of 2012. "Demand for tablets among consumer, business and education users remains strong," said Peter King, director of tablet research at the firm.
2013: Year of the Intel Tablet
2014: Year of the Intel Smartphone