Intel to stop subsidizing tablet manufacturers to use their chips
November 17, 2014 at 17:06
Intel 2014 began with an ambitious plan in mind, to send 40 million tablets with their processors before the end of the year. To do this, they were willing to risk reducing their profits to negative numbers, since they even paid a kind of subsidy to manufacturers so that they could equip the processors and also, lower the final price of the product. At the end of the year, things have not gone as expected and what they have achieved is create a black hole in their accounts.
Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, Nvidia, Apple. All of them had managed to position themselves above Intel in the mobile device market, and the company was willing to risk whatever it took to sneak back onto this list. During some parts of the year, it seemed that they were on the right track, the figures said that they had gained market share, and many new tablet models had a Bay Trail, Core M or another, as a motor.