Intel updated 32nm smartphone SoC
Intel has an updated 32nm smartphone processor in the works that will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelon. Intel will also discuss details of Mary Field, a 22nm SoC planned for later this year. Intel has made progress since it came to MWC a year ago without any Atom-based smartphone design wins. But the PC giant is still playing catch up in a segment dominated by ARM-based SoCs from Qualcomm, Nvidia and many others.
Intel's Clover Trail+, now shipping, sports three times the graphics of Intel's current Atom-based Medfield smartphone platform thanks to use of the SGX 544MP2 dual-core graphics of Imagination Technologies, the company said. The dual-core, dual-threaded Atom chip runs up to 2 GHz and can decode 1080-progressive video at 30 frames/second. Clover Trail+ powers Lenovo's IdeaPhone K900, which will be available for sale outside China soon, an Intel spokeswoman said.