The different groups working on standards to connect devices to each other as part of the Internet of Things will eventually need to work together or the industry will need to decide on a select few, according to an AT&T Mobility senior executive.
ASPEN, Colo.--Intel has been struggling get its mobility business back on track, but that turnaround isn't happening as quickly as many would like. In the second quarter of 2014, Intel's Mobile and Communications group, which houses its wireless chip business, had a total revenue of $51 million, down 67 percent from the previous quarter and down a whopping 83 percent year-over-year.
Intel's mobile business continued to bleed cash and its wireless-related revenue declined significantly in the second quarter even as the company as a whole reported strong earnings for the period. The company said it is making progress toward its goal of shipping its chips inside 40 million tablets in 2014--but it is currently losing money because it is paying OEMs to put its chip inside their tablets.
Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.
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Intel, Samsung Electronics, Broadcom and other wireless and technology players joined forces to create a new group aimed at coming up with an open-source standard to connect devices to each other across operating systems and wireless protocols as part of the Internet of Things.
So far 2014 is the biggest year for deals among chipset companies since 2011--and it's not over yet. Almost $11 billion worth of North American semiconductor transactions were announced in the first half of 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
According to reports from Korean media, Samsung is planning to release an Android smartphone later this year running on chips from Intel. If the reports prove accurate, the action could represent a significant boost to Intel, which has struggled to break into the market for smartphone silicon. A win with Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, would give Intel's profile in the space a substantial boost.
Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), according to executive Rose Schooler.
Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and run commoditized servers and other gear. Carriers are just starting this process with their vendor partners, but Intel sees AT&T's Domain 2.0 initiative to get vendors to virtualize their hardware as a promising opportunity, according to Intel's Rose Schooler.