Intel unveils plans to “double Moore’s Law” on its Atom processor family as the company announces Google collaboration for tablets and smartphone development
The future of computing is “mobile, secure and seamless” according to Paul Otellini, Intel’s President and CEO. In his keynote speech to kick off the Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco, Otellini highlighted the company’s efforts to improve it’s mobile offering, looking at the low power Ultrabook processors, as well as Intel powered smartphones and tablets.
Smith revealed that Intel plans to align the Atom roadmap to match that of the Xeon and Core chips. The Atom 'Silvermont' 22nm chip is scheduled for a 2013 date, matching that of the 'Haswell' architecture for the next generation Core CPUs. Intel is aiming to sync up development of Atom and Core with the move to 14nm around 2014.
To achieve this, Intel will essentially be “doubling the pace of Moore’s law” for the Atom System-on-a-Chip family according to Smith, with the transition from the 32nm 'Saltwell' to the 14nm 'Airmont' occurring within a 3 year period.
Nic Healey is attending Intel Developers Forum as a guest of Intel.