Intel has 1,000 people working on a chip for iPhone? Of course they do

DIGITS to DOLLARS

Late last week Venture Beat reported that “Intel has 1,000 people working on chips for the iPhone.” This prompted a bunch of inbound e-mails and a Twitter conversation. After a few back-and-forths, I realized that I was never going to express what I wanted in 140 characters, and so here we are with a blog post. To put it concisely, of course Intel has 1,000 people working on chips for the iPhone. I would not be surprised if they had many more. The article mentions some interesting tidbits, but there is nothing is really new going on, and I think it is hard to make big calls on Intel’s strategy based on the simple fact that Intel has a project to build LTE modems.

First, let me be clear on something. Everything I am writing here is based on press accounts, publicly available materials and brokerage reports, plus a…

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