Intel 14nm Atom chip in 2014

first_imgIntel dominates the desktop market with AMD continuing to bite at its heels. But in mobile it’s a very different story. ARM chips dominate, and Intel is attempting to gain a foothold in the growing smartphone and tablet markets.The problem for Intel is it currently doesn’t have any processors on the market that can give manufacturers a decent alternative to ARM chips. That is set to change over the next three years, however, as Intel has just updated its roadmap for the Atom processor line.AdChoices广告Intel has realized its plan for future Atom chip updates wasn’t good enough, and CEO Paul Otellini admitted this during an analyst meeting yesterday. The rethink of the roadmap for the processor line now includes three new Atom chips for 2012, 2013, and 2014.Today’s Atom processors are 45nm. That will change next year with the rollout of a 32nm Medfield processor, the first to be targeted at tablets and smartphones as well as its traditional place inside netbooks. Then in 2013 we can expect a 22nm Atom chip named Silvermount which will demonstrate a significant decrease in power requirements from today’s 40W down to just 15W.In 2014 we will see Airmount, a 14nm Atom chip which is sure to bring further power savings and should make Intel a viable alternative to ARM across all smartphone and tablet models.While we may have to wait until 2012 for the 32nm Medfield Atom to arrive, Intel already has samples running in smartphone and tablet hardware. The chip giant is also working on its own version of Android for the x86 platform. Intel also claims that its single-core Medfield processor can match the current batch of dual-core ARM processors being shipped in smartphones.Read more at EETimeslast_img read more