DigiTimes discusses Intel's tablet and smartphone plans. The site heard from Taiwan-based device makers that Intel's 14nm Cherry Trail and 14nm Willow Trail tablet platforms are expected to arrive in Q3 2014 and Q4 2014, respectively. For smartphones, Intel has the 22nm Merrifield SoC at the end of 2013, the Moorefield SoC in the first half of 2014 and the 14nm Morganfield SoC in the first quarter of 2015.
The sources pointed out that the Merrifield will have a performance boost of about 50% and a longer battery life compared to Intel's existing smartphone platform Clover Trail+.
Intel is already set to unveil its 22nm Bay Trail-based processors with the Silvermont architecture at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) from September 10-12 and will later release its Bay Trail-T processors for tablets, supporting both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2, the sources said.
The Bay Trail-T platform also adopts the Silvermont architecture and supports a battery life over eight hours when active and weeks while idling. The Bay Trail-T will have two clock speed specifications, 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz and a Gen 7 GPU, the sources noted.