November 14, 2011
Intel vs. everyone in smartphones
Intel makes about $5/smartphone*.
As far as I know, they made $0 per featurephone (voicemail and SMS etc didn't run on x86)
His confidence is based on the calculation that for every 600 smartphones or 122 tablets running Netflix (NFLX) videos or Facebook updates, there's an Intel-powered server in a back office somewhere churning out data. Otellini predicts that the thirst for mobile video, audio, and other content will help push Intel's data-center chip sales to $10 billion this year--about a fifth of projected revenue--and to $20 billion within the next five. Its top-of-the-line Xeon server processors cost as much as $4,616 each, compared with around $15 each for smartphone chips. (Processors for PCs go for $90 on average.)
*Assumes about $2,000 per Xeon server / 400 phones/tabletsPosted by amol at November 14, 2011 1:40 PM