Intel wants to be inside everything
C|Net has an interesting story on Intel's desire to get its chips into just about everything.
"Our goal is to drive Intel everywhere into the home," as well as the office and mobile environment, said Paul Otellini, Intel's president, who was speaking at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker's fall financial briefing to investors. "We want to drive more Intel silicon into every computer."
Intel has brand new notebook and handheld chips due out in the coming year, and they're also quite heavily invested in wireless communications. That kind of diversification could help Intel weather market slumps, and also help subsidize price wars on desktop processors with profits from other segments.
If you scroll all the way down to the end of the C|Net article, they also have a confirmation from Intel's president that Itanium will indeed contain multiple cores, eventually, but there's no timeframe on when we can expect such a chip.