Intel Gaining in Mobile and Accelerating Internet of Things

New Mobile Processors, LTE-Advanced Platform and Customer Agreements;

New Initiatives Aimed to Transform Network Infrastructure for Internet of Things


  • Launches 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Processor (formerly "Merrifield") for smartphones and tablets and discloses details of next-generation, 64-bit, quad-core Atom processor for Android mobile devices, code-named Moorefield.
  • Highlights growing adoption of Intel® XMM™ 7160 multimode LTE platform, and introduces Intel® XMM™ 7260 platform with competitive LTE-Advanced features and performance.
  • Announces multiyear agreements with Lenovo*, ASUS*, Dell* and Foxconn* to expand the availability of tablets and smartphones with Intel® Atom™ processors and communication platforms.
  • Details free, full-featured McAfee Mobile Security offering for Android mobile devices and mobile device management extensions for Intel® Device Protection Technology.
  • Announces collaborations with Alcatel-Lucent* and Cisco* aimed at transforming network infrastructure for the Internet of Things.

BARCELONA, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 24, 2014 — MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Intel Corporation President Renee James today detailed the company’s expanding portfolio of computing and communications assets for the smallest of devices to the most complex mobile networks. The product portfolio is designed to compete in today’s mobile ecosystem and shape the next era of computing, the Internet of Things (IoT).

At an Intel news conference, 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. With the explosion of mobile and connected devices in the IoT, she also highlighted how Intel is re-architecting the network infrastructure to reduce costs and make it easier for service providers to deliver improved customer experiences and new services by extracting business value from the vast amounts of data.

“The continued growth of the mobile ecosystem depends on solving tough computing challenges -- unlocking data’s potential while securely and reliably connecting billions of devices with leading edge computing and communications technologies,” said James. “Today we are announcing leading communications products as well as new computing platforms. As a result, Intel is well-positioned to shape the future of mobile computing and the Internet of Things.”

New Intel® Atom™ Processors and LTE-Advanced Communications Platform

Intel launched the 2.13GHz Intel Atom processor Z3480 (“Merrifield”) that offers the ideal combination of fast, 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, and solidly outperforms the competition in compute-intensive application, web application and light media editing performance.1 Merrifield also delivers best-in-class battery life.2

Based on Intel’s 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture, the new processor also features a PowerVR* Series 6 Graphics IP core from Imagination Technologies* and is designed for simple pairing with the Intel® XMM™ 7160 LTE platform. Merrifield is the first Intel Atom SoC to feature the new Intel® Integrated Sensor Solution, which efficiently manages sensor data to keep applications smart and contextually aware even when the device is in a low-power state. Intel expects Merrifield-based devices from multiple OEMs to launch beginning in the second quarter.

James noted that all Intel Atom processors today support a 64-bit computing experience. “Sixty-four bit computing is moving from the desktop to the mobile device,” James said. “Intel knows 64-bit computing, and we’re the only company currently shipping 64-bit processors supporting multiple operating systems today, and capable of supporting 64-bit Android when it is available.” Intel has also delivered 64-bit kernels across operating systems, so customers who choose Intel Atom have a ready foundation for a 64-bit experience as the operating system and applications evolve.

Intel also disclosed new details on its next-generation 64-bit Intel Atom processor, code-named “Moorefield” for devices expected to be available in the second half of the year. Building on the Merrifield feature set, Moorefield adds two additional Intel architecture (IA) cores for up to 2.3GHz of compute performance, 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 today.

The Intel XMM 7260 delivers competitive LTE-Advanced capabilities including carrier aggregation (supporting 23 CA combinations in a single chip), category 6 speeds and support for TDD LTE and TD-SCDMA, which expands the addressable market. At Mobile World Congress, Intel is demonstrating the 7260 achieving peak LTE-Advanced Category 6 data rates of simultaneous 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink with carrier aggregation technology. The 7260 builds on Intel’s competitive Intel® XMM™ 7160 platform introduced in 2013.

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