MWC 2012 | Intel talks plans of Android chips

Intel might be on their way to release smaller chips which may ultimately lead to more powerful mobile devices which will also be powered by Android devices
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

Intel a major manufacturer of computer processors might be interested with the Android devices. They seem to have plans for high powered chips that will be used to power Android devices in 2014.

While addressing at a presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company showed off their road-map. It mostly described what will be the future for the Intel chips in mobile devices.

Intel’s current Medfield Atom Z2460 processor which is equipped with Motorola and Lenovo phones this year measures about 32 nanometers. This same processor is expected to get reduced to 22nm by next year and will further reduce to about 14nm in 2014. It is also interesting to know that theoretical limit of a silicon chip is about 10nm, which is just 4nm less.

According to a report on The Verge, Intel’s speed by reducing the chip size puts it on pace to create some pretty powerful little chips. It is also certain that the more space is saved by Intel cutting down its processors the more power the chip makers could conveniently pack into the Android device.

Apart from that Intel did not reveal much detail about the upcoming chips at the conference. The company also said that the mobile market space is highly competitive and is moving very fast, and may be for this reason they are not saying much about those processors.

Rolling out smaller chips will lead to more powerful devices in the future from different manufacturers of tablets and Smartphones. The company also mentioned that it has already set up factories to start working at full capacity on both PC chips and mobile chips. This also points to the fact that Intel might be a major player in the mobile world. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)