Dean McCarron, principal at microprocessor analyst firm Mercury Research, also agreed there’s been a “slowness” in responding to ARM.
He also said that Intel has fallen short in its goal of pushing big sales of Intel-based Ultrabooks, lightweight, thin laptops akin to Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air.
But, he said, under Otellini’s reign the company accelerated a switch to making CPUs for laptops and netbooks and away from desktop PCs.
Now about $4.5 billion of the company’s quarterly revenue – about half -- comes from mobile processors, he said.
Intel’s domination of the PC and server market is supreme: It holds 95 per cent of the x86 server market, 85 per cent of the laptop market and slightly less than 80 per cent of the desktop market, McCarron said.
He also credits Otellini for continuing to hone Intel’s manufacturing processes, most recently seen in the making of 3D transistors.