JERUSALEM: CHIPMAKER Intel's former PC boss, Mooly Eden has revealed that the firm has no plans to enter the Windows Phone 8 market yet.
Speaking with The INQUIRER at the HTIA Israeli technology conference, Eden, who moved to Israel to manage Intel's operations in the country at the start of the year, said that the company has no plans to work with Microsoft's upcoming mobile operating system yet.
Eden said, "Today we are working with Android. We would never say never and I don't believe we have any reason to exclude [Windows Phone 8], it's just a business decision."
Eden admitted that Intel has lagged behind ARM in the mobile market for several years, but said the new Atom based phones being brought to market will change this.
"We are catching up and believe we will catch up. We have phones in France and England and we are ramping up this pace and believe we will be a major player in this category," he said.
Eden was keen to praise Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system, telling us that he believes the operating systen's focus on touch would prove to be a compelling proposition.
"Windows 8 is a very nice operating system and the major thing that's special is touch. I believe the touch will add some very interesting ways to communicate with PCs," he said.
"We believe it's a great operating system that will run great on Intel architecture."
Intel will be hoping the launch of Windows 8 on 26 October will help sales of PC and ultrabook devices pick up, after it had to lower its earnings estimates on Friday due to slowing device sales.
Eden also said he believes the firm will be able to develop 14nm and 10nm processor systems in the future, as Intel prepares to unveil its Haswell update at IDF later today.
"As you develop you may face hiccups but we have proved for the last 34 years that Moore's Law is alive. I believe if you look forward five years we have things in the pipeline to guarantee that you can forecast the engineering we will be able to implement," he said. µ
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