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Otellini says PC industry on brink of recovery

Agam Shah | Sept. 23, 2009
Netbooks have helped stabilize PC shipments over the past few quarters

Intel has never attempted to quash competitors by setting up conditional deals with PC makers, Otellini said. The EC has consistently ignored evidence and painted a different picture around the memos, he said.

Intel has its side of the story to tell, but it can't offer additional information for the time being, as it was under restrictions concerning the release of documents. But it hopes to release documents at some point to tell its side of the story.

Otellini also made a number of announcements at the keynote, including the introduction of a new developer program around the Atom mobile processor. The program will help developers write and port existing programs for use on PCs, like netbooks, based on Atom processors. It will also provide the tools and software development kits to developers and help sell applications. Otellini said applications will mostly be sold in the app stores, much like how Apple sells iPhone applications for the iPhone.

The program will first apply to netbooks and then expand to other mobile devices. Intel has partnered with Asustek Computer, Acer and Dell for the program.

 

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