Analysts at Sterne Agee are projecting that emerging market growth could shift from x86 PCs to lower-cost WARM (Windows ARM) platforms.
Google has officially ditched Intel's x86 architecture for its rapidly evolving TV platform.
Intel is hoping to claim significant tablet market share with its dual-core x86 Clover Trail SoCs - which could power a new generation of Windows 8 devices.
The smartphone and tablet markets are currently dominated by ARM's low-power sipping RISC chips. However, Intel is hoping to enter the hyper-competitive space in 2012 with its x86 Medfield SoC.
Windows 8, which runs on both ARM and x86 (AMD/Intel) chips, is perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated OS upgrades in recent memory.
Intel has prepared a number of Android Ice Cream Sandwich "packages" for potential smartphones and tablets powered by Santa Clara’s upcoming Medfield processor.
Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.
ARM's power-conscious RISC chips remain on track to claim a sizable chunk of the traditional notebook PC market over the next few years.
The war between x86 and ARM is heating up, while competitive tension between various ARM licensees is escalating.
Google's popular Android operating system is typically associated with RISC-powered ARM devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Intel is pulling the plug on efforts to get its x86 processors into televisions after failing to claim viable market share.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told developers attending BUILD that Windows 8 would be a "re-imagining" of Redmond's flagship operating system, with every other product "pivoting" around the long-awaited OS.
Although the WinTel relationship appears to be slightly strained right now, an Intel rep told TG Daily that Microsoft actually gave Santa Clara "quite a lot of love" today at the BUILD conference in Anaheim, California.
An x86-friendly version of Android Gingerbread will be available for Intel's Atom E series in 2012.
Divorces are never pretty and the very public WinTel breakup was certainly no exception.
ARM currently dominates the lucrative smartphone and tablet markets with its low power sipping RISC chips. But AMD Chief Technology Officer Charles Moore says he believes there is "room for both" x86 and RISC architecture in the mobile space.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that his company's Tegra processor will be in both tablets and PCs running Windows 8 by the end of 2012.
Intel has inaugurated a $300 million Ultrabook Fund in an effort to accelerate development of the recently announced form factor.
Apple is reportedly eyeing a post-x86 future as it prepares to merge iOS and Mac OS X into a single unified platform.
Acer is reportedly prepping a number of Intel x86-powered "ultrabooks" for a possible Q4 2011 launch.