Intel to offer various CPU platforms for tablets in 2014

Intel to offer various CPU platforms for tablets in 2014
Intel has the tablet market covered in 2014, according to sources with Taiwan's tablet supply chain. The silicon slinger has plans to offer CPU platforms for low-end tablets all the way to top-shelf models. The company has already released its Bay Trail-T chips for Windows 8/8.1. By the end of this year, the company will have introduced its Bay Trail-T line for Android slates.

Intel's Z3735D series is a Bay Trail CPU designed specifically for low-end Android tablets priced at $99 to $129, and for 7 to 8 inch models priced at $149 to $199. These chips will be available in the first quarter of next year. For those Android tablets with a screen size of 8 to 10 inches, and a retail price range of $199-$249, Intel will offer the Bay Trail and Cherry Trail platforms. The latter will also cover 10 inch Android slabs priced at $249 and higher.

The Cherry Trail chip will launch next September and is based on the 14nm Airmont architecture. Cherry Trail will support both 32 and 64 bit Windows 8/8.1 and Android tablets.That will be followed up with the Willow Trail CPU in the fourth quarter. Based on the 14nm Goldmont architecture, this chip will also support Windows and Android slates.

Finally, Intel has some lovin' for smartphones as well. In the first quarter, it will release Merrifield for smartphones while Moorefield is expected to launch in Q3. Both not only use the 22nm process, they both can also be used for Android tablets.

This roadmap dovetails with a similar leak that we passed along to you last August.

source: DigiTimes

FEATURED VIDEO

9 Comments

9. taikucing unregistered

Intel designed CPU for $99 - $199 tablets? Bye bye mediatek. And after ARM is killed, Intel monopoly the market and monopolize the price. Damn you Intel

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

x86 FTW!!!

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Any idea what the specs are?

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

huh Intel names, "Bay Trail", "Cherry Trail" , "Willow Trail", "Airmont","Goldmont", "Merrifield", "Moorefield", and so on..

3. cjtaxi

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

watch out we got a badass over here

2. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

It's interesting how Steve Jobs begged Intel to make low-powered processors for several years and now they're just like throwing them out for everyone to buy.

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Intel just recently finished killing amd in the mid-high end cpu market and all that amd is making is apus from now on. Arm is their next target.

8. taikucing unregistered

bye bye stupid AMD. # now I'm switching to Intel #

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Looks like Intel is starting its move into the mobile space. Tablets first, then in 2015/2016, it will be handsets. Nothing like competition to drive innovation.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless