Intel hasn’t been able to repeat its desktop and laptop processor market success when it comes to tablet and smartphone markets but, it hasn’t stopped trying – despite the snail paced efforts.
According to DigiTimes Intel is planning to release a new set of SoC in a bid to capitalize in the mobile processor segment. The company is expected to showcase its 22nm process based Bay Trail processors in September at Intel Developer Forum. After this official unveiling, it will release its Bay Trail-T processor specifically meant for tablets and clocked at 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz and a new Gen 7 graphics chip sometime later in the year.
The new Bay Trail-T SoC is believed to be based on the recently released Silvermont architecture and will support both Windows and Android operating systems. Further the SoC is believed to be energy efficient and battery friendly and will extend battery life to up to 8 hours when in active use while the standby time being more than 7 days.
Intel is expected to release its 14nm process based Cherry Trail SoC sometime in the second half of 2014 but, it may ship the processors to its partners as early as end of 2013. The Cherry Trail SoC is probably be based on Intel’s Airmont architecture which boasts of a Gen 8 GPU. Next in line is the Willow Trail which is again based on 14nm processor but it is expected to be out sometime towards the end of 2014. According to reports the SoC will feature a Gen 9 GPU and will be based on Intel’s Goldmont architecture.
Intel is not going to sideline smartphones and it is expected that the company will release 22nm process based Merrifield sometime by the end of 2013. The Merrifield platform is said to have a performance boost of nearly 50% over current Cover Trail+ chips while also allowing for longer battery life. 2014 will also see release of Moorefield while the 14nm process based Morganfield will be released sometime in 2015.