Intel Could Be Looking to Switch to 22nm Mobile Chipsets In 2013


Intel is a well known brand in the tech sector, more commonly known for desktop/notebook chipsets. However, the company hasn’t seen much success in the mobile chipset department, where only a handful of manufacturers have shown faith with the company. The first smartphone to feature an Intel based CPU was the Lava XOLO X900, which was launched in the Indian market. Nothing much was known about the device after that. Later, Motorola followed up with the Razr i, which hasn’t seen much success either. The current lot of Intel Atom mobile processors have heavy power consumption, which hasn’t won a lot of fans as mobile devices need to have a power efficient chip to keep it going for long.

And it is now being said that Intel could be looking to compete with the biggies by making the switch to the 22nm architecture instead of the current 32nm standard used by the company. This will certainly make the company a strong player in the mobile CPU arena, but it will all depend on the timing of the launch. Other chip makers already have a lot in store for their future chipsets. With technology quickly evolving, Intel should adjust quickly to the fast paced mobile world as it is pretty different in this field compared to the PC industry.

The new 22nm chipset, according to Intel, will apparently offer 22 to 65 percent more performance compared to the current breed of the Intel Atom chipset. It is also being said that the new gen chip will be based on the TriGate technology used by the company for PC processors. The chipset is believed to arrive in the second half of 2013, which could be a tight time for a company like Intel to make an impact with the new gen Tegra 4 and Exynos chipsets making their way in the market. To be able to sustain in the market, Intel has to fast forward its work force and bring something new right away. We know that’s not practical, but the sooner Intel makes these new gen chips available, the better. ARM is always going to be favored by manufacturers, so in order to stand up in competition against these chipsets, Intel will have to step up its game in a major way and soon.

Source: Wall Street Journal
Via: Android Central

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