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CES: Intel, Qualcomm Go Head-to-Head

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Intel (INTC - Get Report) made plenty of noise at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, setting out its 2013 chip roadmap for mobile devices such as super-skinny Ultrabooks and tablets.

A few hours later, though, the world's biggest chipmaker "was upstaged by Qualcomm (QCOM - Get Report) and its CES keynote," JMP Securities analyst Alex Gauna said in a note, referring to CEO Paul Jacobs, who took over the opening keynote slot vacated by Microsoft's (MSFT - Get Report) Steve Ballmer.

Jacobs used his time in the spotlight to schmooze with a host of celebrities and unveil the company's next-generation Snapdragon mobile processor.

A key Apple (AAPL - Get Report) partner and key beneficiary of the push to high-speed LTE networks, great things are expected by analysts from Qualcomm in 2013.

Still, Intel left investors with plenty to chew over.

At its eagerly anticipated press event, Intel gave a sneak peek of its Bay Trail chip, a 22-nanometer version of its Clover Trail Atom processor, which will appear in Google (GOOG - Get Report) Android and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) Windows 8 tablets during the 2013 holiday season.

"Bay Trail doubles the performance of the current generation and will likely support full-day battery life," Nomura analyst Romit Shah said in a note. "The road map of Bay Trail appears to be more aggressive than previously planned."

Intel also provided an update on its Clover Trail offering for Windows 8, citing its presence in tablets from Dell (DELL), HP (HPQ), Lenovo, Acer, Asus, LG and Samsung. Mike Bell, general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, said more designs based on Clover Trail are scheduled to ship during the coming weeks.

Power, or more specifically power reduction, was one of the big themes of Intel's CES event.

The chipmaker, for example, lowered the power consumption of its Ivy Bridge chip from 17 watts to 7 watts, aiming to boost its use in convertibles and high-performance tablets. The company also announced that the 7-watt version of its Haswell Core processor, geared toward Ultrabooks and convertibles, is available now.
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