For the past two decades, Intel has dominated the desktop PC market. It’s apparent now that they are throwing in the towel and jumping on the “mobile bandwagon.” It has been stated that Intel will cut ties with the desktop PC motherboard business by 2016 just as soon as the Haswell chip launches this summer and becomes stable.
The desktop PC company has attempted to penetrate the mobile and tablet market in previous years with the launch of Intel-powered ultrabooks in 2011 but, unfortunately, did not succeed in attracting much attention from consumers. This time around, because of the development of the Haswell chip, it is predicted Intel will become a top contender in the mobile market. Because Intel manufactures its own chips, bringing innovative products to market will be much faster than similar competitors. The company’s main focus for its mobile department is producing faster, thinner, lighter and more secure systems to consumers.
It has been said the Haswell chip will allow devices to become thinner, faster and offer a significantly extended battery life. More battery power utilization leads to less batteries in the landfill. Intel has been toying with the idea of “Power Recycling,” which means reusing heat generated by the chip to the power the chip itself. If successful, laptops will have the capability to run for days at a time on battery power.
Mobile Asset Disposition (MAD)
Research conducted by Gartner estimates the global sales of media tablets to increase from 119 million units in 2012, and reach close to 370 million units by 2016. With new competitors coming to market every year with a more advanced phone than the next, recycling and remarketing electronics is essential. This year alone, 4 cellphones per second will end up in the landfill due to improper recycling programs.
In Intel’s original “Green Plan,” one of the key points for the company is for its’ products to be designed for disassembly. All of their desktop PC models are able to be taken apart and can easily be recycled, which is essential while they slowly break from the desktop PC market. The design for disassembly will be the expectation of every new Intel device in the future. A responsible IT asset management and disposition company, like HOBI International Inc, has the ability to properly recycle or remarket devices as well as apply complete data erasure as Intel and competitors continue to produce IT and mobile assets.
As Intel continues to develop devices with extended power saving and security ability, we expect the new mobile launch into mobile to be just as Eco-friendly with remarketable and end of life products.