Intel, at Computex, focused on technologies that deliver integrated smart and connected devices.
As part of its strategy to lead the smart devices chip market, Intel announced major partnerships with leading device makers including Acer and Asus.
Acer signed agreement with Intel on the development and distribution of of Intel-based tablets including the recently launched Acer Iconia Tab 8.
Intel claims approximately 35 percent of Intel Atom processor-based tablet designs currently include or will include Intel communications solutions. At the Computex timeframe, more than a dozen Intel-based tablets are launched. Ten Intel-based tablets are available now or coming soon.
In addition to launching the new Intel-based tablets, ASUS introduced Intel-based ASUS ZenFone series smartphones.
Dell, KD Interactive, Lenovo and Toshiba were among other Intel partners that launched Intel processor-based tablets. These tablets are based on Intel Atom processors code-named “Bay Trail” or “Clovertrail+” and many include Intel’s 3G or LTE communications platforms.
Expanding the partnership with Intel, Foxconn said it will help secure its offerings by incorporating McAfee Mobile Security and Intel Device Protection technology into some designs. Foxconn also plans to deliver mobile devices based on Intel’s new integrated mobile SoC, code- named SoFIA.
To further extend the support for the devices industry, Intel also announced expansion of its reference design program for tablets to include a turnkey solution for phones based on SoFIA. The new program helps partners innovate on Intel architecture, the company said.
LTE is the new focus area of the chip major. Building on the popularity of Intel XMM 7160 LTE gains popularity in more devices, Intel is preparing to make LTE-Advanced platform (Intel XMM 7260) available in the second quarter.
Intel will also launch the Intel Core M processor for fanless 2 in 1 designs in the second half of the year. The design will deliver lightning-fast tablet and a razor-thin laptop, Intel said.
Among other key Intel innovations include the recently launched 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor code named Devils Canyon. To celebrate over 20 years of Intel Pentium processors, Intel also announced the Intel Pentium Processor Anniversary Edition, an unlocked desktop processor that will enable a new generation of PC overclockers. Both will be available in volume this month.
Intel is improving the PC experience by delivering an immersive experience to the PC through stunning visuals through its range of 4K 23.6-inch PLS monitors available through its ecosystem partners at a price as low as $399, by the end of the third quarter. Intel has also enabled sub-$1000 Intel Core-based 4K all-in-one PCs, shipping by the end of July.
Last but not least, Intel is bringing new experiences to portable AIOs through a new set of Hasbro’s popular games including Risk, Scrabble, and The Game of Life targeted for availability in the second half of this year.