Intel Corporation President Renee James announced the company's expanding portfolio of computing and communications assets, designed to complete in today's mobile ecosystem and shape the next era of computing, the Internet of Things (IoT).
James introduced two Intel Atom™ processors, an LTE-Advanced communications platform, and announced multiyear agreements with Lenovo, ASUS and Foxconn to expand the availability of Intel-based mobile devices.
The 2.13GHz Intel Atom processor Z3480 ("Merrifield") offers smart performance and long battery life for Android smartphones and tablets. The 64-bit ready SoC delivers best-in-class compute performance for the mainstream and performance segments.
The new processor is based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture, and it features a PowerVR Series 6 Graphics IP core from Imagination Technologies, being designed for simple pairing with the Intel XMM 7160 LTE platform.
It is also the the first Intel Atom SoC to feature the new Intel Integrated Sensor Solution. Intel expects Merrifield-based devices from multiple OEMs to launch beginning in the second quarter of this year.
Intel also announced new details for its next-generation 64-bit Intel Atom processor, code-named "Moorefield", expected to be available in the second half of the year. Moorefield adds two additional Intel architecture (IA) cores for up to 2.3GHz, an enhanced GPU and support for faster memory. Moorefield is optimized for Intel's 2014 LTE platform, the Intel XMM™ 7260, which the company also introduced recently.
The Intel XMM 7260 delivers carrier aggregation (supporting 23 CA combinations in a single chip), category 6 speeds and support for TDD LTE and TD-SCDMA.
James also talked about the features of the free, full-featured McAfee Mobile Security offering for Android devices now available.It includes enhanced protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices. The free McAfee Mobile Security includes anti-virus, app protection, web protection, and call/SMS filter, in addition to anti-theft and contact back-up.
James also announced the Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel INDE), a beta productivity suite for devices running on both Android and Microsoft Windows. The new Intel System Studio 2014 for embedded and systems development and the Intel® XDK developer tool for HTML5-based apps are two more new products from Intel.
Intel also announced three new multiyear agreements with leading device manufacturers for Intel-based mobile devices (Lenovo, Asus, and Dell).
James talked about the expanded relationships with Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco to accelerate network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined network (SDN) technologies.