Over 30 Intel-powered tablets expected to hit markets this year

According to a Reuters report, noted chip maker Intel Corp is boosting its efforts to have more of its chips used in mobile devices. In fact, if officials with the company are to be believed, then over 30 tablets running Intel processors can be expected to hit markets this year. In his interview at this year's Computex event in Taiwan, Gregory Bryant, Intel's Asia Pacific vice president and general manager said, "We're seeing some really great momentum in our customers. We got over 30 tablet designs already on, across Android and Windows, and we expect to have them for the holidays."

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics had announced that it would use the company's processors in the new version of one of its Android tablets. Asustek Computer Inc too, displayed its tablet and phablet designs using Intel chips.

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Over 30 tablets running Intel processor expected to come this year


Not just that, the company is also reportedly, trying its hand out in other arenas in the industry. It even announced  its Intel Capital unit recently, which is a $100 million fund to invest in gesture-control and "perceptual" computing companies. Bryant added, "I'm very bullish on perceptual computing. Not just touch and voice, as you get things like 3D camera solutions...how you can interact with technology, how a child can interact with a book on a computer and on 3D gesture driven mode. I think it's going to be popular in time."

A couple of days ago, Intel unveiled the chips based on its latest fourth generation core microarchitecture, code-named Haswell. The first batch Intel unveiled also includes quad-core processors for laptops and desktops named Z87 and Q87, respectively. Intel claimed that the new chips feature 50 percent better active battery life and 20 times better idle battery life. Intel is continuing with the same three tiered naming and branding as before and is branding Haswell processors using the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 naming conventions.

Published Date: Jun 05, 2013 03:52 pm | Updated Date: Jun 05, 2013 03:52 pm