Intel is set to merge its mobile and tablet division with the part of the company that creates desktop processors. This will combine the heavy loss generating mobile group with the profitable PC chip making group starting from early next year.
In an email to Intel employees, spokesperson Chuck Mulloy said that this move comes at a time where the “lines are blurring between PCs, tablets, phablets and phones”. The company’s aim is to “accelerate the implementation and create some efficiency so that we can move even faster”.
Earlier this year following on from an earnings report, Intel stated that it had a roadmap to profitability for the mobile division but has apparently decided to go in a different direction after the group lost billions of dollars over the last few years. In this year’s third quarter alone the mobile division lost $1.04 billion.