Intel Girds For Netbook and Tablet Wars –

Intel has formalized its interest in the new crop of computing devices that have the caught the attention of consumers and even office workers.

The chip giant has created a new business unit that it calls the netbook and tablet group. The unit will be run by Douglas L. Davis, the current head of Intel’s embedded and communications group, who will be charged with making sure Intel can fend off all kinds of competition in the burgeoning market for PC offshoots.


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Intel often formally announces the formation of such groups but kept this one quiet for some reason. Still, Bill Kircos, a company spokesman, confirmed the move.

“Netbook shipments will be heading north of 100 million and we’ll all soon will find out what kind of market potential there is for tablets and these increasingly popular hybrid designs,” Mr. Kircos said. “ It makes sense for us to sharpen our focus on these friends of the PC, and Doug’s experience running a similar and very successful embedded division makes him the right guy to lead the group.”

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