After introducing the Lexington platform at CES, Intel s Tom Kilroy unveiled the first reference design for the company s new 22nm Merrifield smartphone processor at the Computex today. According to Kilroy, it will be 2014 by the time we see this new processor at the heart of smartphones. Also Read - Intel exec reveals mobile gamers want to shift to PCs; pandemic accelerated the process
The chipset was shown on a 4-inch touch reference design and not surprisingly the key point of the Merrifield processor was an entirely new Atom architecture that promises a boost in performance while using the phone s battery more judiciously. Additionally, this SoC also features an integrated sensor hub for personalized services and privacy protection.
During the keynote Kilroy said, With the new Intel Core processors introduced today, the advances in Intel architecture are accelerating the pace of innovation, enabling new experiences and powering some of the best mobile devices coming to market this year, he added.
In addition to Merrifield, Intel also mentioned Bay Trail-T, its 22nm quad-core Atom SoC that should be arriving on tablets during the Holiday season this year, but there is still no word on when we would get to see its recently announced Silvermont SoC.