HARDWARE MAKERS HAVE CHOICE BUT TO USE INTEL INSIDE
from Ashraf's article:
"Intel's dual core Silvermont-based chips apparently lay waste to the competition's quad core processors in smartphone power envelopes (1W). At the same performance, Intel uses on average 2.4x less power, and at the same power, two Silvermont cores are 1.6x the speed of the competition. This is not something that can be understated. This is much more dramatic of an advantage -- if true -- than Intel had on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) when it finally put an end to AMD's leadership in the PC market.
In tablets, the picture looks even better for Intel and worse for the ARM guys, with Intel's quad core beauties either giving twice the performance at the same power level or 4.3x less power at the same performance"