There were some reports a couple of weeks ago that AMD was trowing in the towel in the tablet market but a new report by DigiTimes claims AMD is still dedicating resources to this segment. The site writes AMD is set to launch the x86-based Nolan and ARM-based Amur tablet processors in the second half of 2015. Nolan reportedly offers an interface compatible with both ARM and x86-based products, whereas Amur uses the ARM Cortex-A57 architecture and will support both Android and Linux.
Intel on the other hand has the 14nm Cherry Trail SoCs, these will enter mass production in March 2015 and will replace the current 22nm Bay Trail-T processors. Cherry Trail promises lower power consumption, better graphics and support for both Android and Windows.
The tablet market saw immense growth in recent years but is now reaching maturity level with a sales growth of just 10 percent to 200 million units this year and flat performance in 2015.