MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - Intel Corporation today announced a range of new
products, ecosystem and enabling efforts that will further accelerate
the company's presence in mobile and help usher in new devices and
richer experiences with Intel Inside®.
The announcements include a new dual-core Atom™
SoC ("Clover Trail+") platform for smartphones and
Android* tablets, and the company's first global, multimode-multiband
LTE solution that will ship in the first half of this year. Other
disclosures included "Bay Trail" momentum, mobile device enabling
efforts, and continued smartphone momentum in emerging markets with the Intel®
Atom™ Z2420 processor-based platform.
"Today's announcements build on Intel's growing device portfolio across
a range of mobile market segments," said Hermann Eul, Intel vice
president and co-general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group.
"In less than a year's time we have worked closely with our customers to
bring Intel-based smartphones to market in more than 20 countries around
the world, and have also delivered an industry-leading low-power Atom™
SoC tablet solution running Windows* 8, and shipping with leading OEM
customers today. Looking forward, we will build upon this foundation and
work closely with our ecosystem partners, across operating systems, to
deliver the best mobile products and experiences for consumers with
New, Efficient Atom™ SoC Platform
Intel's new Atom™ processor platform ("Clover Trail+") and smartphone
reference design delivers industry-leading performance with low-power
and long battery life that rivals today's most popular Android* phones.
The product brings Intel's classic product strengths, including high
performance that lets you enjoy smooth Web browsing, vibrant,
glitch-free, full HD movies, and an Android* applications experience
that launches fast and runs great.
The platform's 32nm dual core Intel®
Atom™ Processors -- Z2580, Z2560, Z2520 -- are available in speeds
up to 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively. The processor also
features support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, supporting four
simultaneous application threads and further enhancing the overall
efficiency of the Atom cores.
The integrated platform also includes an Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting up to 533MHz with
boost mode, and delivering up to three times the graphics performance1
for rich 3-D visuals, lifelike gaming and smooth, full 1080P
hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30fps.
"Our second-generation product delivers double the compute performance
and up to three times the graphics capabilities1, all while
maintaining competitive low power," Eul said. "As we transition to 22nm
Atom SoCs later this year, we will take full advantage of the broad
spectrum of capabilities enabled by our design, architecture, 22nm
tri-gate transistor technology, and leading-edge manufacturing to
further accelerate our position."
The new Atom platform also brings advanced imaging capabilities,
including support for two cameras, with a primary camera sensor up to 16
megapixels. The imaging system also enables panorama capture, a 15
frame-per-second burst mode for 8 megapixel photos, real-time facial
detection and recognition, and mobile HDR image capture with de-ghosting
for clearer pictures in flight.
The platform is also equipped with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
(Intel IPT), helping to enable strong, two-factor authentication for
protecting cloud services such as remote banking, e-commerce, online
gaming and social networking from unauthorized access. Since Intel IPT
is embedded at chip-level, unlike hardware or phone-based tokens, it can
enable more secure, yet user-frindly cloud access protection. Intel is
working with partners including Feitian*, Garanti Bank*, MasterCard*,
McAfee*, SecureKey* Technologies Inc., Symantec*, Vasco Data Security
International* Inc. and Visa* Inc. to incorporate this technology into
With WUXGA display support of 1900x1200, the platform will also enable
larger-screen Android* tablet designs. It also includes support for
Android* 4.2 (Jelly Bean), Intel Wireless Display Technology, HSPA+ at
42Mbps with the Intel® XMM 6360 slim modem solution, and the new
industry-standard UltraVioletTM Common File Format.
Customers announcing support for "Clover Trail+" platform for phones and
tablets include ASUS*, Lenovo*, and ZTE*.
Debuting at CES last month, the Lenovo*
IdeaPhone K900* is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor Z2580 and
delivers rich video, graphics and Web content at fantastic speeds. The
IdeaPhone is 6.9mm thin and also features the world's first 5.5-inch
full high-definition 400+ PPI screen for increased clarity of text and
images. The K900 will be the first product to market based on the Atom
processor Z2580. Lenovo plans to introduce the smartphone in the second
quarter of 2013 in China, followed soon by select international markets.
Building on the Atom processor platform ("Clover Trail+"), Intel also
highlighted its forthcoming 22nm smartphone Atom™ SoC ("Merrifield").
The product is based on Intel's leading-edge 22nm process and an
entirely new Atom microarchitecture that will help enable increased
smartphone performance, power efficiency and battery life.
Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE)
Intel's strategy is to deliver a leading low-power, global modem
solution that works across multiple bands, modes, regions and devices.
The Intel XMM 7160 is one of the world's smallest2 and
lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solutions (LTE / DC-HSPA+ / EDGE),
supporting multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and
Ultrabooks™. The 7160 global modem supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously,
more than any other in-market solution. It also includes a highly
configurable RF architecture running real time algorithms for envelope
tracking and antenna tuning that enables cost-efficient multiband
configurations, extended battery life, and global roaming in a single
"The 7160 is a well-timed and highly competitive 4G LTE solution that we
expect will meet the growing needs of the emerging global 4G market,"
Eul said. "Independent analysts have shown our solution to be world
class and I'm confident that our offerings will lead Intel into new
multi-comm solutions. With LTE connections projected to double over the
next 12 months to more than 120 million connections, we believe our
solution will give developers and service providers a single competitive
offering while delivering to consumers the best global 4G experience.
Building on this, Intel will also accelerate the delivery of new
advanced features to be timed with future advanced 4G network
Intel is currently shipping its single mode 4G LTE data solution and
will begin multimode shipments later in the first half of this year. The
company is also optimizing its LTE solutions concurrently with its SoC
roadmap to ensure the delivery of leading-edge low-power combined
solutions to the marketplace.
Intel® Atom™ Platform Z2420
As Intel expands its geographic presence, the company sees tremendous
opportunity in delivering rich Intel-based mobile experiences to
consumers across emerging markets.
As part of its strategy to take advantage of the fast growing market for
value smartphones in emerging markets, which some analysts expect to
reach 500 million units by 2015, Intel highlighted continuing momentum
with the Intel
Atom Processor Z2420 platform (formerly "Lexington"). Since it was
first announced at CES, Acer*
(Thailand, Malaysia), Lava* (India) and
Safaricom* (Kenya) have all announced new handsets.
Etisalat Misr*, a leading telco operator based in Egypt and a subsidiary
of Etisalat group UAE, in collaboration with Intel today announced plans
for the Etisalat E-20 Smartphone with Intel Inside®. Set to debut in
Egypt in April, the Intel-based handset will be the first in the Middle
East and North Africa region, and the second introduction in Africa
to-date, building on the recent launch of Safaricom* in Kenya.
Demonstrating the flexibility of the Atom SoC platform to accommodate a
range of device and market segment needs, ASUS* later today will
announce a new Android* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2420.
Tablets with Intel Inside®
Building on the device momentum and industry-leading
power-efficiency of the award-winning Atom
processor Z2760, Intel's first quad-core Atom SoC ("Bay Trail"),
will be the most powerful Atom processor to-date -- doubling the
computing performance of Intel's current- generation tablet offering and
providing the ecosystem with a strong technology foundation and feature
set from which to innovate. The "Bay Trail" platform, scheduled to be
available for holiday 2013, is already up and running on Windows* and
Android* and will help enable new experiences in designs as thin as 8mm
that have all-day battery life and weeks of standby.
Intel is currently working with Compal*, ECS*, Pegatron*, Quanta* and
Wistron* to accelerate "Bay Trail" tablets to the market. Intel is also
extending its work with leading OEM partners globally, building on the
strong foundation of Intel Atom processor Z2760-based tablet designs in
market from Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*, Lenovo*, LG Electronics
Enabling Mobile Devices with Intel Inside®
Intel today announced an expansion of its ecosystem enabling efforts to
deliver new device and market innovations across a range of Windows*-
and Android*-based mobile devices.
Intel platform and enabling programs have been the foundation of OEM and
ODM innovation for decades. The new program will focus on accelerating
time to market for leading-edge mobile devices based on Intel®
architecture with top OEMs and ODMs. The program will focus first on
tablets, followed by phones, providing pre-qualified solutions with
simplified building blocks to scale designs quickly for mature and
emerging markets. The Atom Processor Z2760 and the company's forthcoming
22nm Atom SoC, codenamed "Bay Trail," will be the starting foundation
for the effort.
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1 Compared to the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 platform;
Graphics clock will vary based on SKU: Z2580, Z2560, Z2520. 2 Compared
with competitive solutions shipping in market today.
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