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Mobile technology receives $1.6 billion investment from Intel

The chipmaker giant will be spending this massive amount over the next year to boost its hardware offerings.

Intel has already been making some important moves into the world of mobile technology, some of which have been making some rather important headlines, such as in the case of the wearables that it will be powering once they are released.

However, among its most recent mobile tech headlines has been the billions in investments it now plans to make.

The goal of the $1.6 billion in total investments will be to improve their position in mobile technology hardware development, with a particular focus on tablets and smartphones. ARM has already been taking in considerable successes within the mobile tech sphere, as the United States and the rest of the world find themselves being swamped with a nearly endless range of new products. Although Intel may not have been one of the companies that was first to move into this environment, it is hoping that by making a sizeable enough investment into the hardware in this category, it will be able to become a true competitor in this area.

Intel has also made efforts toward diversification within its new place in the mobile technology marketplace.

Mobile Technology - IntelIt has created a range of new relationships with Chinese businesses in order to be able to manufacture its new CPUs for mobile devices. The $1.6 billion that Intel plans to invest in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gadgets will be spread out over the next decade and a half in order to create a new China based manufacturing facility that is going to focus on the production of mobile computer chips.

Intel is also hopeful that this facility will also be usable by other third party organizations, such as Apple. Principal analyst at Mercury Research, Dean McCarron, explained that “It makes sense because Intel likes to make manufacturing facilities in technically sophisticated markets, which China is.” McCarron also explained that if a company such as Apple were ever to step up to Intel and explain that they would like a custom part for a mobile technology device, then it is more than clear that Intel would be willing and able to manufacture it with such a facility in place.

Technology news made as Intel invests $1.5 billion in China

The chipmaker is stepping into a mobile venture for which it will hold a 20 percent stake.

In recent technology news, Intel is going to pay as much as $1.5 billion in order to grab hold of a 20 percent stake in a venture in china that will have the company designing and manufacturing chips under the company’s brand for mobile phones as well as other types of electronic devices.

This is the latest step in Intel’s attempt to move away from the shrinking growth of the laptop and desktop market.

At the moment, Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, a state owned organization that receives its funding from Beijing’s Tsinghua University, is the controller of the chipmakers in China, RDA Microelectronics, and Speadtrum Communications. Intel is seeking to make technology news by becoming a more important and stronger competitor in the mobile chip business, in which it has struggled to be able to achieve any level of dominance as is the case in laptops and desktop computers.

Intel’s technology news shows its drive to grasp onto a larger portion of the rapidly growing mobile market in China.

Technology News - Investment in ChinaThe Chinese mobile market has already become the largest on the globe. This, therefore, presents a massive opportunity for Intel, if it can manage to reach in and take a large piece for itself. This particular effort has recently taken on a greater level of urgency as sales growth has started to decline in traditional computers as people look to smartphones and tablets for many of their computing needs. As that more traditional tech category had been Intel’s bread and butter, it has meant that the company has needed to look to other areas in order to ensure future successes.

Recently, the technology news was announced that Intel and Spreadtrum would be working together to create a new family of smartphone chips. Those chips are expected to become available within the second half of 2015. The deal, itself, is expected to close at some point within the first quarter of next year. It represents the second corporate partnership entered into by Intel that is focused on mobile chips, this year.