X-bit Labs received word that AMD will show off "Temash" at CES 2013, a new ultra-low-power APU designed for form-factor clients, low-power clients and tablets. The "Temash" based APU is anticipated to be released later in 2013.
“[We target] new form-factor clients, low-power clients, tablets. We will launch Temash [based around] Kabini next year, that is a good uptake and you will see some of them around CES time-frame,” said Rory Read, chief executive of AMD, at Credit Suisse Technology Conference.
Previously AMD said that it would show off a number of media and business tablets featuring current-generation Z-60 “Hondo” APUs at CES. Those products will most likely go on sale immediately after the first public demonstrations to consumers during the consumer electronics show in early 2013..
By contrast, devices based on Kabini and/or Temash will reach the market later in 2013, after AMD releases its next-generation APUs and its partners start to mass produce notebooks and tablets on their base.
While "Temash" focuses on tablets, AMD is also working on "Kabini", an APU for netbooks, ultra-thin notebooks and other low-power devices. This low-power APU features four x86 cores based on the Jaguar architecture, it has a new graphics processor, energy efficiency enhancements, higher IPC, boost clockspeed, an enhanced integrated memory controller, and integrated input/output capabilities that will simplify product designs. Both APUs will be made on a 28nm process.