Intel president: Expanding processor technology for smart computing

Intel has revealed several innovations for next generation computing at Computex 2014.

Among the innovations include the world’s first 14nm fan-less mobile PC reference design.

The 2 in 1 is a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams. The PC includes a media dock that provides additional cooling for a burst of performance.

The innovative design is based on the first of Intel’s next-generation 14nm Broad well processors that are purpose-built for 2 in 1s and will be in market later this year. Intel said that this Core M processor would become the most energy-efficient Intel Core processor in the history. The majority of designs based on this new chip are expected to be fan-less and deliver both a lightning-fast tablet and a razor-thin laptop.

Intel President Renée James

In a statement Renee James, president, Intel Corporation, said that as many as 130 new Intel-based Android and Windows tablets will hit the market this year, of which a dozen are launching during the Computex 2014 time frame. Approximately 35 percent of Intel Atom processor-based tablet designs currently include or will include Intel communications solutions, she added.

“Processor technology continues to get smaller with greater performance and lower power, thanks to Moore’s Law, expanding the scale and potential for Intel technology and that of the Taiwan ecosystem, from infrastructure for cloud computing and the Internet of Things to personal and mobile computing and wearable technology,” says James.

James also said that Intel would bring a quad-core SoFIA LTE part to market in the first half of 2015. Intel had earlier reached a strategic agreement with Rockchip to add a quad-core SoFIA 3G derivative for entry-level tablets to the SoFIA family, also due in the first half of next year.

Intel introduced the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor ‘K’ SKU, the first from Intel to deliver four cores at up to 4 GHZ base frequency and Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe.

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