Intel has announced that its mobile computing division is being incorporated into a new division called the Client Computing Group.
The move will mean that Intel does not have to report specific financials on its performance in the mobile space, where the company has been haemorrhaging cash in the past few years.
Intel confirmed last year that the Mobile and Communications Group division lost $4.2bn for the 2014 fiscal year. This was an even worse performance than the $3.1bn loss in 2013.
By contrast, the PC Client Group, which will form the bulk of the Client Computing Group, posted revenue of $14bn.
Intel confirmed that the new division will incorporate notebook devices, including Ultrabooks, 2-in-1 systems, desktop machines, tablets, and smartphones and mobile communication components.
Intel said that it will start reporting new figures in the Client Computing Group from 14 April, and painted the move as a chance to more closely align relevant business divisions.
“The new group was created to address all aspects of the client computing market segment and use Intel's intellectual property to offer compelling customer solutions,” Intel said.
“The company is providing its updated financial reporting structure now in order to give visibility into the new model.“
Intel said that it will use the quarterly earnings report as a chance to discuss its mobile efforts, including improving mobile profitability by $800m in 2015.
However, even an improvement of $800m would not be enough to stop the company posting huge losses, underlining the scale of the challenge to make this area of its business profitable.
One new technology area that will not be included in the new group is wearables, which Intel lists under a separate area of its financial reporting called 'All Other'.
Intel will be hoping that it can capture a bigger segment of this market which looks set to explode. A coalition between Google, Intel and Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer was announced last week as part of this effort.
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