Intel Eyes Smartphones, Tablets With Low-Power Silvermont Microarchitecture

Advertisement

Intel really let smartphones get away from the company. It failed to turn chiplines that had been popular with Windows Mobile into components we’d see on Android devices, and missed out on a lot of sales in the process. Now, Intel is trying to make up for lost time, and while we still haven’t seen more than a handful of new Intel-powered smartphones, at least it’s back in the game. Now the company’s talking a little about where it’s headed from here, announcing the Intel Silvermont microarchitecture that will be at the heart of future products.

So, what’s so great about Silvermont? Intel plans to fabricate Silvermont-based chips with its 22nm Tri-Gate SoC manufacturing process, and the end results should be chips that both out-perform and use less power than current Atom designs; we’re talking up to triple the performance and power consumption of up to five times less.

Silvermont will be used in Intel’s Bay Trail SoCs, quad-core chips that could be popping up in tablets by the tail-end of 2013; could this be the shot-in-the-arm that Windows 8 tablets need?

Source: Intel
Via: Phone Dog

Advertisement

What's your reaction?
Love It
0%
Like It
0%
Want It
0%
Had It
0%
Hated It
0%
About The Author
Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!