Sources in the PC supply chain told DigiTimes that Intel is preparing to launch the 14nm Core M series processors in the final quarter of this year. This new processor line is intended for fanless notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models. The 14nm Broadwell processor will follow in 2015.
Intel will release five processors under the Core M series including the 5Y10, 5Y10a as well as enterprise vPro 5Y70, initially to replace its seven 22nm Haswell-based processors including Core i7-4610Y, Core i5-4320Y and Core i3-4012Y, the sources noted.
The CPU giant will continue to have Haswell-based processors such as the Pentium 3516Y and Celeron 2961Y defend its entry-level territory, the sources noted.
The M series will continue to be propped by Intel's 22nm Haswell-based processors until the third quarter of 2015, but will receive upgrade in the first quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, the U series will receive three upgraded CPUs in the fourth quarter of 2014, but will be replaced by Broadwell architecture in the first quarter of 2015.