Few years back, Microsoft had two different teams in two different divisions, one of them working on Windows for PCs and the other on Windows for mobile devices. As part of the restructuring, Microsoft combined those teams to form a single Windows team. In fact, they are unifying Windows platform as well, one Windows will span across devices of different sizes. Following Microsoft’s footsteps, Intel is now merging its PC chip team with mobile chip team.
“The lines are blurring between PCs, tablets, phablets and phones,” Mulloy said. “The idea is to accelerate the implementation and create some efficiency so that we can move even faster.”
The new combined unit will be led by Kirk Skaugen, who currently heads the PC-chips business. Hermann Eul, currently in charge of phone and tablet chips, will stay on to help the transition and until a new post for him is announced in the first quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich told employees in a memo, Mulloy said.
Hopefully, we will see more powerful and power efficient chips that will power devices from fitness bands to servers in the data centers.