Intel is hurrying to put the finishing touches on their new chips, which will begin appearing in Android powered tablets
Market share may be a particularly sensitive issue for them these days, as it was recently announced that they had lost market share in the laptop market to rival chip maker AMD.
The Atom chip is to blame for the drop. The chip is used mostly in netbooks, and sales of the once wildly popular devices have been sinking as tablets become more and more popular. Netbooks, once touted as an easy and portable way to surf the web, have been out classed by slick tablets that boot up faster, offer better performance, and superior portability.
Intel made up for a drop a little with an increased market share in the desktop market. However AMD had made a conscious decision to let the desktop market slide so they could meet demand for their laptop chips. Shipments of their popular Llano chips were delayed when their manufacturing partner could not meet their obligations due to unspecified manufacturing issues with the 32-nanometer process.