Intel’s Otellini talks up expansion of computing beyond PC – CES

For the past few years the Wintel world has been keen to convince customers that the PC will remain at the heart of the digital revolution but that mantra now seems to have been revised.

Intel‘s CEO Paul Otellini used his keynote speech at the CES event in Las Vegas to paint a picture of a world where computing is no longer confined to the PC.

As a result of the changes in personal computing the processor giant has changed its approach and now views its future much more linked with a wireless and smartphone world.

“Computing is no longer confined to your computer, it’s everywhere,” said Otellini “advances in connectivity, intuitive user interfaces, immersive content and computer chip performance have allowed computing to move into new areas.”

The Intel keynote comes on the back of the decision by Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, to use his moment at the CES podium to unveil a tablet PC which adds to the disparate world of devices that Otellini believes have changed the landscape.

“Computing in the home is rapidly expanding beyond the PC,” he said.

“The TV will continue to be a focal point of the home while becoming smarter, much in the way phones are evolving into smartphones. New user interfaces and forms of connectivity will change the way we interact with entertainment in the home,” he added.

Simon Quicke, Microscope

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