Monday, September 12, 2011

Intel Optimizes Atom for Android, Looks for 22nm Ivy Bridge in early 2012

Intel is working with Google to optimize future releases of the Android platform for Intel's family of low power Atom processors. The joint effort is designed to speed time-to-market of Intel technology-based smartphones running the Android platform. The companies are also working on extending the Intel architecture with other Google products, including Chrome OS, Google TV, and the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and Native Development Kit (NDK).

At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said he is looking for next generation of Ultrabooks to arrive early next year based on "Ivy Bridge" 22nm technology and the company's 3-D Tri-gate transistors. Otellini also described the new class of platform power management in development for the 2013 "Haswell" products for Ultrabooks. Intel is looking to reduce idle platform power by more than 20 times over current designs, and along with innovations, this will lead to more than 10 days of connected standby battery life by 2013.

In addition, the company announced McAfee's new DeepSAFE technology, which works with hardware capabilities found in the Intel Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors to provide new levels of security and a different vantage point by operating below the operating system. This technology will launch in a McAfee enterprise product later this year.

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