Intel aims Oak Trail Atom chipset at tablet market
Intel is introducing a next generation Atom processors, previously codenamed Oak Trail, aimed at the tablet market, writes Jenny Williams of Computer Weekly.
The Oak Trail silicon platform supports tablet operating systems, including Windows 7, MeeGo, Android Honeycomb and Google Android. Intel says its architecture combines Intel’s Atom Z670 with the Intel SM35 express chipset to reduce power consumption and improve performance.
“The silicon chip size is about 60% smaller than previous version. It also runs on 3W rather than 8W, which improves battery life,” said Kevin O’Donovan, Intel’s strategic marketing manager.
Kevin O’Donovan admits Intel faces tough competitive from the likes of ARM. He said: “If we have the most performance, energy efficient and wireless security to allow the fastest time to market, that’s a compelling proposition regardless of ecosystem.”
Intel has confirmed it will extend its system-on-a-chip (SoC) features by 2013 to include greater energy efficiency, wireless functionality and end-to-end security features following from the acquisition of McAfee.
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