Intel shipped 5 million tablet chips this year, but revenue from its Mobile and Communications Group fell 61 percent year over year. That's partly because of the subsidies and the need to focus for now on the low-end Android market, but Intel hopes things will look up with its later, more capable chips.
"We don't go into these businesses thinking we're going to lose money. We believe we have a road map to get to profitability," Krzanich said.
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