In a mobile world, the computer chip reinvents itself. From mainframes to minicomputers and then PCs, each new computing generation has been replacing its predecessor, reaching a broader audience and costing far less. And increasingly, the dominant company in one generation loses control in the next. For that reason, the leading processor manufacturer in the PC industry, Intel would do well to be alarmed by the computer chips being designed Qualcomm, a maker of processors for mobile.An engineer at Qualcomm’s corporate campus in San Diego showed a motherboard that fits in the palm of the hand capable of playing HD video. What really surprised of this demonstration was not the quality of video images, which has already become commonplace, but the microprocessor chip, called Snapdragon, the device makes it work less than half the power of a similar chip that Intel has brought to market recently. The designers claim that also costs less. As the size of computers is shrinking, will soon be combined with multifunction mobile phones. Many predict that the impact this will have will transform both devices and all companies that manufacture them.The new smartphones, handheld devices with Internet access that are partly and partly mobile computers, change the rules of the game on the computer because the computer speed Something that Intel takes the cake is no longer the most important factor. For a mobile phone that has a small battery, it becomes more important how efficiently a chip uses the load. The new mobile world represents a special challenge for Intel, which until four years ago ignored the issue of increasing consumption of its chips, which have been the standard in the computer industry for nearly 30 years. These days, mobile phones outnumber computers sales in an approximate ratio of five to one. Mastering the huge and growing mobile phone market is only half the battle.Processor vendors are eagerly eyeing a new market known within the field of consumer electronics and mobile devices with Internet connection, or MID (its acronym in English). His bet is that this year will represent the beginning of a boom in a new class of computing devices, things like miniature laptops called netbooks, personal GPS navigators and console fit in the hand and an increasingly broad range of devices idiosyncratic that connect to the Internet without wires for any use imaginable. For example, at Computex, a trade show for computer and consumer electronics, held annually in Taiwan, a company showed a device that fit in the hand and was designed solely for people to seek out other people with whom car share to get to work. Outside the United States, are expected to extend MID cheaper computer penetration to new markets.In the United States and Europe, however, is conducting a debate on whether the new machine will be installed as a specialized category. Anand Chandrasekhar, vice president and director of mobile platforms group at Intel, says he expects the laptops are more or less like bicycles. People not only use different bikes for different uses As touring bikes or mountain bikes , But also, they are smaller as they grow. Last month at Computex, a graphics chipmaker Silicon Valley, Nvidia showed a small mobile computer that runs on a battery for a time five times higher than a similar portable machine with low-power processor Intel’s latest . Qualcomm and Nvidia share a chip design which license belongs to a British company rather tiny processor, ARM Holdings.

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