Apple simply chose ARMH to develop a product. The market decided the smartphone was better than a PC. Intel simply needs to adjust to the market decision, and produce more smartphone, tablet, and wireless chips and continue making faster and better chips for tablets and automobiles.
Expect to see tablets integrated into refrigerators, washing machines, and more automotive applications. The new Microsoft Surface uses an Intel chipset. Watch for Christmas numbers. I like the fullsize keyboard. Can you get that on an Iphone? Did you post your question on an Iphone?
Apple doesn't own the market. Samsung, and Google still sell lots of devices, and the PC isn't totally dead. The market will adjust, and Intels foundry operations and supply channels will prove more and more useful as they adjust to step up competition.
Nvidia has confirmed that it will be combining GPGPUs with ARM 64-bit processors in future Tesla products.
In an article posted by InfoWorld, the company's chief technology officer for the Tesla product line, Steve Scott, was quoted saying, "Tegra is going to become GPU computing capable in the not-so-distant future. Sometime this decade we are also going to start bringing integrated CPUs and GPUs together in the Tesla line".
'Sometime this decade' is not exactly clear, but we would take a guess that Nvidia is shooting for a release prior to 2015.
Scott was referring to ARMv8 processors, recently announced as Cortex-A53 and A-57 models and a 2014 released date. However, Nvidia was not mentioned by ARM in a row of current ARMv8 licensees, which include AMD, Broadcom, Calxeda, HiSilicon, Samsung and STMicroelectronics. However, the emerging microserver market is an opportunity for a natural evolution of Nvidia's business. Combining Tesla with ARMv8 cores will allow the company to compete in a segment that will be crowded with industry heavyweights such as Samsung, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments - and Intel on the x86 side. Nvidia will also compete with its arch rival AMD in a new market.
The InfoWorld article pointed to Nvidia's Project Denver, which will be based on using the ARMv8 architecture in Nvidia products. According to ARM, the Cortex-A57 processor will be able to provide up to three times the performance of its current flagship, the 32-bit Cortex-A15 design.
----- In an article posted by InfoWorld, the company's chief technology officer for the Tesla product line, Steve Scott, was quoted saying, "Tegra is going to become GPU computing capable in the not-so-distant future. Sometime this decade we are also going to start bringing integrated CPUs and GPUs together in the Tesla line". ------
Sounds pretty much like what AMD had planned with their ATYT acquisition. AMD squandered that golden opportunity badly.