Intel Broxton SoC for high-end smartphones delayed to 2016

Posted on Monday, November 24 2014 @ 18:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel announced its Broxton SoC has been delayed to 2016. To be made on a 14nm process, this quad-core chip will likely compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon and Samsung's Exynos SoCs in the high-end smartphone market.

In 2015, the chip giant will serve the mainstream and performance mobile market with the Bay Trail and Moorefield SoCs, which feature 22nm Silvermont cores, as well as with the new Cherry Trail SoC which offers the 14nm Airmont core.

For the lower-end mobile market, Intel will reveal a bunch of new SoFIA chips. These SoCs are based on Atom cores, they will be manufactured by TSMC and derivative products and reselling will be handled by Rockhip and Spreadtrum.

Dual-core SoFIA chips for the low-end market will arrive towards the end of 2014 and quad-core versions are expected in the first half of 2015. Around mid-2015, Intel's SoFIA SoCs will receive integrated LTE connectivity and starting in 2016 the firm will make SoFIA SoCs on its own 14nm process, these chips will feature next-gen LTE.

Intel mobile roadmap

Intel mobile roadmap

Source: Tweakers

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