Intel Delivers Broad Range of New Mobile Experiences

Mon Jan 7, 2013 4:15pm EST

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New Smartphones, Tablets and Ultrabook™ Convertibles to Redefine Mobile


* New Intel® Atom processor-based platform aimed at value segment of smartphone
market with support from Acer®, Lava International* and Safaricom*. Highlights
forthcoming "Clover Trail+" platform aimed at performance and mainstream market
* Wide range of Intel-based tablets running Windows 8 now available on shelves
and online; First 22nm quad-core Atom SoC for tablets expected to more than
double the computing performance of the Atom Processor Z2760 platform; available
Holiday 2013. 
* Lower-power Intel® Core processor lineup reaches as low as 7 watts, enabling
thinner, lighter, touch-based Ultrabook convertibles, detachables and tablets. 
* 4th generation Intel® Core processor family (formerly codenamed "Haswell")
will enable a broad new range of Ultrabook convertibles, detachables and tablets
with all-day battery life; the biggest battery life gain over a previous
generation in company`s history3.

LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--
INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - Intel Corporation executives held a
press conference today to outline a plan to accelerate new mobile device
experiences across the company`s growing portfolio of smartphone, tablet and
Ultrabook™ offerings. 

The announcements included a new smartphone platform for emerging markets,
details on a forthcoming 22nm quad-core SoC for tablets, and more personal and
intuitive Ultrabook™ devices in innovative convertible designs were outlined by
Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications
Group, and Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of the PC Client
Group at Intel. 

"The best of Intel is coming to a mobile device near you," said Skaugen. "We are
set to deliver the biggest increase in battery efficiency in Intel`s history
with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, while adding broad new human
interfaces to computing devices through touch, voice, facial recognition, and
gesture-based interactions. We`re also significantly extending the performance
and power savings in Atom™ 
      processors as we accelerate our mobile offerings in an unprecedented
fashion in 2013." 

Intel Inside® Smartphones

Building on the progress first detailed a year ago at CES, Intel unveiled a new
low-power Atom™ processor-based platform (formerly "Lexington") and smartphone
reference design, targeted at the value smartphone market segment, which
industry sources predict could reach 500 million units by 2015. Customers
announcing support for the platform include Acer*, Lava International* and

The new platform brings Intel`s classic product strengths to this fast-growing
smartphone market segment, including impressive performance for quick Web
browsing, and a great multimedia and Android1 applications experience. 

"The addition of the low-power Atom platform enables Intel to address new market
segments and further rounds out our expanding portfolio of smartphone
offerings," said Bell. "We believe the experience that comes with Intel Inside
will be a welcomed choice by first-time buyers in emerging markets, as well as
with our customers who can deploy more cost-conscious devices without
sacrificing device performance or user experience." 

The new value offering includes many high-end features including the Intel Atom
processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that can achieve speeds of
1.2 GHz, 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode, and support for up to two
cameras delivering advanced imaging capabilities, including burst mode that
allows people to capture seven pictures in less than a second in 5-megapixel
quality. The platform also includes the Intel XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem that offers
Dual Sim/Dual Standby capability for cost-conscious consumers. 

Bell also highlighted the forthcoming Intel Atom Z2580 processor platform
(formerly "Clover Trail+") targeted at performance and mainstream smartphones.
The platform includes a dual core Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology, and also features a dual-core graphics engine. He said the new
platform will deliver up to two times the performance benefits over Intel`s
current-generation solution (Intel Atom processor Z2460 platform), while also
offering competitive power and battery life. 

Tablet Roadmap Expanded with upcoming Quad-Core Intel Atom Processor

Speaking to a robust product roadmap and growing ecosystem of tablet and tablet
convertible devices running on Intel technology, Bell reinforced the wide range
of tablet designs based on the Atom Processor Z2760 running Windows2 8 now on
shelves and online from OEMs such as Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*,
Lenovo*, LG* and Samsung*. More tablet designs are scheduled to ship over the
coming weeks. Enabling a mobile, connected and full Windows2* 8 experience, the
Atom platform boasts all-day battery life and is more power- efficient than
competitive offerings. 

He also unveiled details about the company`s next-generation 22nm Atom SoC,
codenamed "Bay Trail," which is already booting and scheduled to be available
for holiday 2013. The first quad-core Atom SoC will be the most powerful Atom
processor to date, delivering more than two times the computing performance of
Intel`s current generation tablet offering. It will also include new improved
integrated security offerings. These improvements will enable new experiences
for business and personal use in devices as thin as 8mm that have all-day
battery life and weeks of standby, all at lower prices. 

"With Bay Trail we will build on the work done with our current SoC development
and accelerate very quickly by leveraging Intel`s core computing strengths,"
Bell said. "We will take advantage of the tremendous software assets and
expertise at our disposal to deliver the best products with best-in-class user

Low Power Fuels Ultrabook Innovation

Since mid-2011, Intel has led the industry in enabling Ultrabook devices aimed
at providing new, richer mobile computing experiences in thin, elegant and
increasingly convertible and detachable designs. To enable these innovative
designs, Intel announced last September that it added a new line of processors
to its forthcoming 4th generation Intel Core processor family targeted at about
10 watt design power, while still delivering the excellent performance people
want and need. 

Skaugen announced today that the company is bringing the low-power line of
processors into its existing 3rd generation Intel Core processor family.
Available now, these chips will operate as low as 7 watts, allowing
manufacturers greater flexibility in thinner, lighter convertible designs.
Currently there are more than a dozen designs in development based on this new
low-power offering and they are expected to enable a full PC experience in
innovative mobile form factors including tablets and Ultrabook convertibles. The
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga* 11S Ultrabook and a future Ultrabook detachable from Acer
will be among the first to market this spring based on the new Intel processors
and were demonstrated by Skaugen on stage. 

The 4th generation Intel Core processor family enables true all-day battery life
-- representing the most significant battery life capability improvement in
Intel history. Skaugen disclosed that new systems are expected to deliver up to
9 hours of continuous battery life, freeing people from some of the wires and
bulky power bricks typically toted around. 

"The 4th generation Core processors are the first Intel chips built from the
ground up with the Ultrabook in mind," Skaugen said. "We expect the tremendous
advancements in lower-power Core processors, and the significant ramp of
touch-based systems will lead to a significant new wave of convertible
Ultrabooks and tablets that are thinner, lighter and, at the same time, have the
performance required for more human-like interaction such as touch, voice and
gesture controls." 

To demonstrate the impact of the 4th generation Intel Core processor family,
Skaugen showed a new form factor Ultrabook detachable reference design
(codenamed "North Cape") that converts into a 10mm tablet and can run on battery
for up to 13 hours while docked. 

Advancements made in the way consumers will interact with their computing
devices were also demonstrated, including natural and more immersive interaction
experiences using a 3-D depth camera. Intel showed applications running on an
Ultrabook in which objects can be manipulated naturally with free movements of
the hands, fingers, face and voice. One application that was demonstrated can be
used for enabling new and immersive video collaboration and blogging
experiences. These were all enabled using the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK
Beta. This year, Intel expects more Ultrabooks and all-in-one (AIO) systems to
offer applications for voice control (Dragon Assistant*) and facial recognition
(Fast Access*) for convenience and freedom from passwords. 

Bringing Back "Family Night"

During the event, Skaugen also demonstrated new adaptive AIO systems that have a
battery built into the screen and can be picked up and easily moved around the
home or office as needed. Adaptive AIOs are high-performance computers with
large touch-enabled screens that can be used as a multi-user touch gaming
system, or as an interactive art creation device, as well as for many other
shared, in-person experiences. Simply put, these devices will help bring "game
night" back to its roots through shared experiences where families and friends
gather around the system to interact, play and have fun. 

Intel also continues to drive access to content on Intel-based devices by
working with video service providers around the globe such as Comcast and
Bouygues Telecom to create television experiences that will allow customers to
view live and on-demand pay TV content. Intel is collaborating with Comcast to
bring the XFINITY* TV experience to multiple screens in the home including
Ultrabook devices, and Intel-based AIO PCs and tablets. 

This experience is made possible by the Intel Puma 6MG-based XG5 multi-screen
video gateway developed by ARRIS. This new category of devices allows any screen
in the home to access live and on-demand entertainment premium content. Intel is
also working with Bouygues Telecom to bring customers in France the Bbox* TV
experience to these same Intel-based devices. Consumers will experience both
live TV and video on demand anywhere on the Bouygues Telecom network. 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company
designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for
the world`s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available
at and 

Intel, Atom, Core and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries. 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others 

1 Android is a trademark of Google Inc. 

2 Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and other countries. 

3 4th Generation Intel Core processors provide 3-5 hours of additional battery
life when compared to 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, based on measurement
of 1080p HD video playback. 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for
performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark
and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components,
software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause
the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests
to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the
performance of that product when combined with other products.

Intel Corporation
Becky Emmett, 503-712-7460
Claudine Mangano, 408-887-2706

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