Intel tries to capitalise on late entrance into tab market

Chipzilla is going to launch new tablet platforms, 14nm Cherry Trail in the third quarter and 14nm Willow Trail in the fourth quarter of next year, so demonstrating its complete inability to think for itself.

The heads-up comes from Digitimes  and is far enough in the future to be forgotten when the time comes.

Quoting its usual deep throats, the story claims that there will be a new smartphone SoC, 22nm Merrifield, at the end of 2013, another dubbed Moorefield in the first half of 2014 and a 14nm Morganfield in the first quarter of 2015.

Merrifield will have a performance boost of about 50 percent and a longer battery life compared to Intel’s existing smartphone platform Clover Trail+.

Chipzilla is to unveil its 22nm Bay Trail-based processors with the Silvermont architecture at the Intel Developer Forum in September.

Bay Trail-T are processors for tablets and will support Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2, the sources said.

Bay Trail-T uses the Silvermont architecture and will have a battery life over eight hours when active and weeks while idling. It will have two clock speed specifications, 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz and a Gen 7 GPU, the sources claimed.

Intel will distribute its Cherry Trail samples to partners at the end of 2013 and show the platform off at Computex 2014, in June and announce the CPUs in the third quarter of 2014.

For those who came in late, Cherry Trail features Intel’s 14nm Airmont architecture with a clock speed of 2.7GHz and a GEN 8 GPU.  Intel is getting long in the teeth and short in the iconic innovation stakes.