Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Intel Will Fail To Ship 40m Tablet Processors
Intel will fail in its goal to ship 40 million application processors for tablets this year, says Digitimes.
Instead, Digitimes estimates that Intel will ship 32 million tablet processors aided by subsidies, design support, supply-chain investment, contra-revenues and sundry financial inducements.
60% of that 32 million will come from Android tablets, says Digitimes and 40% will come from Windows tablets which will amount to 12.8 million tablets in 2014.
Microsoft is offering free Windows for 9-inch and below mobile devices, which provides Microsoft with chances to cooperate with white-box supply chain to develop entry-level Windows tablets.
Digitimes expects 65% of Intel’s tablet Tablet processor shipments to go to brand vendors because their shipments are more stable and the two sides have been cooperating over notebook products for a long time.
The remaining 35% will be shipped to China’s white-box players. In addition to providing the same subsidies to white-box players, Intel is also investing in China’s supply chain to gain white-box players’ trust.Tags: Android tablets, application processors, digitimes, Intel, tablets