Intel’s Atom chip debuts in Orange smartphone

Mobile World Congress just became Intel’s mobile coming out party. On Monday Orange will debut the first smartphone powered by Intel’s Atom processor at the show, giving Intel a key foothold in the European market as well as a critical endorsement from a major carrier.

Don’t call it a wimpy node: SeaMicro rethinks the server for webscale

SeaMicro, the startup that built out a business in the low-power, microserver market, is taking its server architecture mainstream by adding Intel’s Xeon chips inside its boxes. This is a fundamental rethinking of how servers are built to respond to the needs of webscale operators.

Intel’s next big wireless play: It’s not smartphones

Intel’s wireless ambitions go beyond smartphones and tablets. It’s set its sights on the guts of the mobile network as well. By embracing a new network design concept called Cloud-RAN, Intel believes it can reshape wireless networks to make the best use of its chips.

Intel’s Atom gets 2 phone customers, but that’s not enough

Motorola and Lenovo have agreed to embed Intel’s Medfield applications chips in forthcoming Android phones. But for Intel to call Atom a success, it needs to make headway with the big handset makers, a difficult task considering how cozy many of them are with ARM.

Will 2012 be any different for Intel’s mobile plans?

Intel provided a glimpse of some reference designs for Android smartphones and tablets built off its Medfield mobile chip, which it believes will finally catapult the company into the mobile market in 2012. This is a refrain Intel has echoed before so will next year be different?

Big data on micro servers? You bet.

Online dating service eHarmony is using SeaMicro’s specialized Intel Atom-powered servers as the foundation of its Hadoop infrastructure, demonstrating that big data applications such as Hadoop might be a killer app for low-powered micro servers.