Blurred lines: Intel to combine tablet, phone and PC chip groups

Gigaom

Whether you call it the “post PC” era or something else, it’s clear that the idea of personal computing has been changing. The rise of smartphones, followed by that of tablets, have yielded mobile device sales that far outnumber traditional computer sales since 2011. As a result, Intel is grouping its two chip groups together: Next year, the company will have a “Client Computing” group to handle processors for both PCs and mobile devices.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the news on Monday, the new group will form in early 2015. Kirk Skaugen, who currently leads the PC Client Group, will gain the mobile and modem chips in the new Client Computing area.

While the PC area has been hugely profitable for Intel, the mobile chip area isn’t. Not even close in fact: The Journal said Intel’s mobile division…

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