MediaTek success makes other chip manufacturers to adjust their plans and to produce cheaper and productive processors. Intel, struggling to gain a foothold in the mobile market is not exception.

Digitimes sources among suppliers of components for tablet PCs reported that in 2014, Intel will introduce several lines of processors for a wide range of devices – from the cheapest to the top models.

At the moment, Intel is already producing chips Bay Trail-T for inexpensive tablets running Windows 8/8.1 (eg, Acer Iconia W4), and soon (before the end of this year) we will see a modification of processors designed for Android-powered devices – series Z3735D.

These chips will be for the cheapest devices, including the 7 – inch tablets with the cost of 99-129 dollars and 8 – inch in the range 149-199 dollars. First plates of Z3735D series chips should hit the market in the first quarter of 2014. In September of next year, Intel plans to introduce the first family of chips Cherry Trail, built on 14 -nanometer architecture Airmont. They will support both 32 – and 64-bit Windows- system and Android. And at the end of next year we will see the series of Willow Trail, based on 14 -nanometer architecture Goldmont.

Also in 2014, Intel plans to introduce two new 22 – nanometer Smartphone platform codenamed Merrifield and Moorefield.

Dmitry Smirnov


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