Intel has been criticised for being a part of the tablet and mobile movement. Their efforts have finally resulted in their Medfield platform which is expected soon. Intel showed off working prototypes of a phone and a tablet at the recent investor meet at the Santa Clara office. The Medfield phone is expected sometime early next year.
Major developments on the mobile front
Apart from the demonstrations, there was also the announcement of some core PC technologies that Intel was working on. Atom chips would evolve into the Saltwell architecture based on the 32nm fabrication process, which eventually would transition into Silvermont in 2013 and Airmont in 2014. The Airmont architecture would be based on 14nm fabs. A performance improvement of 12X is expected by the year 2015.
There are also some other technologies that Intel’s been busy with. New technologies called “Always On, Always Connected” and “Fast Flash”. The new features will allow users to transfer data from one PC to another using a wireless network. The PCs receiving data would obviously have to be authorised by the user. The “Always On, Always Connected” feature will allow PCs to startup, sync data with various social networking sites and e-mail accounts before switching back to sleep mode again.
Source: PC Magazine