Intel confirmed it has formed a new netbook and tablet computing group, this new business unit will specifically develop solutions for low-power computers.
“Netbook shipments will be heading north of 100 million, and we will all soon will find out what kind of market potential there is for tablets and these increasingly popular hybrid designs. It makes sense for us to sharpen our focus on these friends of the PC, and Doug’s experience running a similar and very successful embedded division makes him the right guy to lead the group," said Bill Kircos, a company spokesman, in an interview with the New York Times.
Apparently, the move happened several weeks ago, but was only confirmed officially this week. Ton Steenman, currently vice president and general manager of the low-power embedded products division, will become the new general manager for the embedded computing group.