Intel Medfield nearly ready for prime time

The bloke who Intel hopes will push it into the mobile market says that the Medfield chip is ready for the prime time.

Mike Bell said that Medfield will be the first real mobile chip that Intel has and it will not have to make any apologies for anything.

Talking to Reuters, Bell, who left Palm to join Intel more than a year ago, believes Medfield can hold its own against rival chips offered by the likes of Qualcomm and Nvidia.

So far he has had to watch processors also made by Texas Instruments and Samsung stealing the show.

But he said that based on Chipzilla’s own internal research, we think Medfield is going to be very competitive in the time frame that it ships against anything in the market.

Bell has been headhunting like crazy and nicked engineers from his former workplace Apple to help out.

Medfield will use a 32-nanometer process initially and plans next year to shrink the process down to 22 nanometers soon afterwards.

He said that he had three generations of Medfield on the drawing board and in process.