Intel hopes to improve its mobile business with Ex-Qualcomm exec

Intel logoIntel has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm, to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected gadgets.

Faintuch previously oversaw Qualcomm's networking and connectivity businesses as president of Qualcomm Atheros. He is joining Intel as a senior vice president and co-general manager of the Platform Engineering Group, Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said on Friday.

Faintuch brings experience designing "system on chips," or SoCs, which combine features like modems, Wi-Fi and memory.

While Intel excels at developing processors for laptops and desktop computers, it has less experience designing SoCs, which are widely used in smartphones and tablets.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: Intel, Qualcomm

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