Intel and Microsoft: a new life after the computer
The two heavyweights of IT, who formed the couple “Wintel” (Windows and Intel), do not want to be dragged by a further decline in sales.
Some signs do not deceive. At the Consumer Electronics Show, the major electronics show held in early January in Las Vegas, most of the Intel booth was devoted to artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies, mobile and the connected car. The personal computer was just one of many activities.
Intel, whose Pentium and Core microprocessors have accompanied the rise of the PC market for two decades, is shifting its center of gravity to depend less on it. It follows the same trajectory as Microsoft, which is moving towards Internet services for individuals and professionals. The two heavyweights of IT, who formed the “Wintel” couple (Windows and Intel), do not want to be dragged by a further decline in sales, which have already fallen by almost a quarter in five years.
“Artificial intelligence is at the crossroads of all our ambitions “
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Their transformation is already well underway. Of Intel’s $ 59 billion in revenue in 2016,