For the past few years the Wintel world has been keen toconvince customers that the PC will remain at the heart of the digitalrevolution but that mantra now seems to have been revised.
Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini used his keynote speech at the CESevent in Las Vegasto paint a picture of a world where computing is no longer confined to the PC.
As a result of the changes in personal computing theprocessor giant has changed its approach and now views its future much morelinked with a wireless and smartphone world.
“Computing is no longer confined to your computer, it’severywhere,” said Ottelini “advances in connectivity, intuitive userinterfaces, immersive content and computer chip performance have allowedcomputing to move into new areas.”
The Intel keynote comes on the back of the decision by SteveBallmer, CEO of Microsoft, to use his moment at the CES podium to unveil atablet PC which adds to the disparate world of devices that Otellini believeshave changed the landscape.
“Computing in the home is rapidly expanding beyond the PC,”Otellini said.
“The TV will continue to be a focal point of the home whilebecoming smarter, much in the way phones are evolving into smartphones. Newuser interfaces and forms of connectivity will change the way we interact withentertainment in the home," he added.