Intel Accelerates Mobile Computing Push

  Intel Accelerates Mobile Computing Push

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  *Launches dual-core Intel® Atom™ Processor-based platform (formerly "Clover
    Trail+") aimed at performance and mainstream smartphone market segments,
    and providing double the compute performance and 3x graphics
    capabilities^1 with competitive battery life. Product to also debut in
    Android* tablets.
  *Reveals one of the world’s smallest^2 and lowest-power multimode-multiband
    LTE solutions for global roaming in one SKU with envelope tracking and
    antenna tuning. Shipping single mode now with multimode shipments
    beginning first half of 2013.
  *Demonstrates continued momentum in emerging markets with Intel® Atom™
    Z2420 processor, including new smartphone engagement with Etisalat* in
    Egypt. ASUS* to also debut a new Android* tablet based on the Atom Z2420
    processor.
  *Announces support from leading ODMs for next-generation quad-core Atom SoC
    (“Bay Trail”), scheduled to be available for holiday 2013.
  *Extends mobile device enabling efforts to tablets, followed by phones.

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Intel Corporation today announced a range of new
products, ecosystem and enabling efforts that will further accelerate the
company’s presence in mobile and help usher in new devices and richer
experiences with Intel Inside®.

The announcements include a new dual-core Atom™ SoC ("Clover Trail+") platform
for smartphones and Android* tablets, and the company’s first global,
multimode-multiband LTE solution that will ship in the first half of this
year. Other disclosures included “Bay Trail” momentum, mobile device enabling
efforts, and continued smartphone momentum in emerging markets with the Intel®
Atom™ Z2420 processor-based platform.

“Today’s announcements build on Intel’s growing device portfolio across a
range of mobile market segments,” said Hermann Eul, Intel vice president and
co-general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group. “In less than a
year's time we have worked closely with our customers to bring Intel-based
smartphones to market in more than 20 countries around the world, and have
also delivered an industry-leading low-power Atom™ SoC tablet solution running
Windows* 8, and shipping with leading OEM customers today. Looking forward, we
will build upon this foundation and work closely with our ecosystem partners,
across operating systems, to deliver the best mobile products and experiences
for consumers with Intel Inside.”

New, Efficient Atom™ SoC Platform

Intel’s new Atom™ processor platform ("Clover Trail+") and smartphone
reference design delivers industry-leading performance with low-power and long
battery life that rivals today’s most popular Android* phones. The product
brings Intel’s classic product strengths, including high performance that lets
you enjoy smooth Web browsing, vibrant, glitch-free, full HD movies, and an
Android* applications experience that launches fast and runs great.

The platform’s 32nm dual core Intel® Atom™ Processors -- Z2580, Z2560, Z2520
-- are available in speeds up to 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively.
The processor also features support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology,
supporting four simultaneous application threads and further enhancing the
overall efficiency of the Atom cores.

The integrated platform also includes an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
engine with a graphics core supporting up to 533MHz with boost mode, and
delivering up to three times the graphics performance^1 for rich 3-D visuals,
lifelike gaming and smooth, full 1080P hardware-accelerated video encode and
decode at 30fps.

“Our second-generation product delivers double the compute performance and up
to three times the graphics capabilities^1, all while maintaining competitive
low power,” Eul said. “As we transition to 22nm Atom SoCs later this year, we
will take full advantage of the broad spectrum of capabilities enabled by our
design, architecture, 22nm tri-gate transistor technology, and leading-edge
manufacturing to further accelerate our position.”

The new Atom platform also brings advanced imaging capabilities, including
support for two cameras, with a primary camera sensor up to 16 megapixels. The
imaging system also enables panorama capture, a 15 frame-per-second burst mode
for 8 megapixel photos, real-time facial detection and recognition, and mobile
HDR image capture with de-ghosting for clearer pictures in flight.

The platform is also equipped with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
(Intel IPT), helping to enable strong, two-factor authentication for
protecting cloud services such as remote banking, e-commerce, online gaming
and social networking from unauthorized access. Since Intel IPT is embedded at
chip-level, unlike hardware or phone-based tokens, it can enable more secure,
yet user-friendly cloud access protection. Intel is working with partners
including Feitian*, Garanti Bank*, MasterCard*, McAfee*, SecureKey*
Technologies Inc., Symantec*, Vasco Data Security International* Inc. and
Visa* Inc. to incorporate this technology into their services.

With WUXGA display support of 1900x1200, the platform will also enable
larger-screen Android* tablet designs. It also includes support for Android*
4.2 (Jelly Bean), Intel Wireless Display Technology, HSPA+ at 42Mbps with the
Intel® XMM 6360 slim modem solution, and the new industry-standard
UltraViolet^TM Common File Format.

Customers announcing support for "Clover Trail+" platform for phones and
tablets include ASUS*, Lenovo*, and ZTE*.

Debuting at CES last month, the Lenovo* IdeaPhone K900* is based on the Intel®
Atom™ processor Z2580 and delivers rich video, graphics and Web content at
fantastic speeds. The IdeaPhone is 6.9mm thin and also features the world’s
first 5.5-inch full high-definition 400+ PPI screen for increased clarity of
text and images. The K900 will be the first product to market based on the
Atom processor Z2580. Lenovo plans to introduce the smartphone in the second
quarter of 2013 in China, followed soon by select international markets.

Building on the Atom processor platform ("Clover Trail+"), Intel also
highlighted its forthcoming 22nm smartphone Atom™ SoC ("Merrifield"). The
product is based on Intel’s leading-edge 22nm process and an entirely new Atom
microarchitecture that will help enable increased smartphone performance,
power efficiency and battery life.

Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE)

Intel’s strategy is to deliver a leading low-power, global  modem solution
that works across multiple bands, modes, regions and devices.

The Intel XMM 7160 is one of the world’s smallest^2 and lowest-power
multimode-multiband LTE solutions (LTE / DC-HSPA+ / EDGE), supporting multiple
devices including smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks™. The 7160 global modem
supports 15 LTE bands simultaneously, more than any other in-market solution.
It also includes a highly configurable RF architecture running real time
algorithms for envelope tracking and antenna tuning that enables
cost-efficient multiband configurations, extended battery life, and global
roaming in a single SKU.

“The 7160 is a well-timed and highly competitive 4G LTE solution that we
expect will meet the growing needs of the emerging global 4G market,” Eul
said. “Independent analysts have shown our solution to be world class and I’m
confident that our offerings will lead Intel into new multi-comm solutions.
With LTE connections projected to double over the next 12 months to more than
120 million connections, we believe our solution will give developers and
service providers a single competitive offering while delivering to consumers
the best global 4G experience. Building on this, Intel will also accelerate
the delivery of new advanced features to be timed with future advanced 4G
network deployments.”

Intel is currently shipping its single mode 4G LTE data solution and will
begin multimode shipments later in the first half of this year. The company is
also optimizing its LTE solutions concurrently with its SoC roadmap to ensure
the delivery of leading-edge low-power combined solutions to the marketplace.

Intel® Atom™ Platform Z2420

As Intel expands its geographic presence, the company sees tremendous
opportunity in delivering rich Intel-based mobile experiences to consumers
across emerging markets.

As part of its strategy to take advantage of the fast growing market for value
smartphones in emerging markets, which some analysts expect to reach 500
million units by 2015, Intel highlighted continuing momentum with the Intel
Atom Processor Z2420 platform (formerly "Lexington"). Since it was first
announced at CES, Acer* (Thailand, Malaysia), Lava* (India) and Safaricom*
(Kenya) have all announced new handsets.

Etisalat Misr*, a leading telco operator based in Egypt and a subsidiary of
Etisalat group UAE, in collaboration with Intel today announced plans for the
Etisalat E-20 Smartphone with Intel Inside®. Set to debut in Egypt in April,
the Intel-based handset will be the first in the Middle East and North Africa
region, and the second introduction in Africa to-date, building on the recent
launch of Safaricom* in Kenya.

Demonstrating the flexibility of the Atom SoC platform to accommodate a range
of device and market segment needs, ASUS* later today will announce a new
Android* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2420.

Tablets with Intel Inside®

Building on the device momentum and industry-leading power-efficiency of the
award-winning Atom processor Z2760, Intel’s first quad-core Atom SoC ("Bay
Trail"), will be the most powerful Atom processor to-date -- doubling the
computing performance of Intel’s current- generation tablet offering and
providing the ecosystem with a strong technology foundation and feature set
from which to innovate. The "Bay Trail" platform, scheduled to be available
for holiday 2013, is already up and running on Windows* and Android* and will
help enable new experiences in designs as thin as 8mm that have all-day
battery life and weeks of standby.

Intel is currently working with Compal*, ECS*, Pegatron*, Quanta* and Wistron*
to accelerate "Bay Trail" tablets to the market. Intel is also extending its
work with leading OEM partners globally, building on the strong foundation of
Intel Atom processor Z2760-based tablet designs in market from Acer*, ASUS*,
Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*, Lenovo*, LG Electronics and Samsung*.

Enabling Mobile Devices with Intel Inside®

Intel today announced an expansion of its ecosystem enabling efforts to
deliver new device and market innovations across a range of Windows*- and
Android*-based mobile devices.

Intel platform and enabling programs have been the foundation of OEM and ODM
innovation for decades.The new program will focus on accelerating time to
market for leading-edge mobile devices based on Intel® architecture with top
OEMs and ODMs.The program will focus first on tablets, followed by phones,
providing pre-qualified solutions with simplified building blocks to scale
designs quickly for mature and emerging markets. The Atom Processor Z2760 and
the company’s forthcoming 22nm Atom SoC, codenamed "Bay Trail," will be the
starting foundation for the effort.

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^1 Compared to the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 platform; Graphics clock will
vary based on SKU: Z2580, Z2560, Z2520. ^2 Compared with competitive solutions
shipping in market today.

Contact:

Intel Corporation
Claudine Mangano, 408-887-2706
claudine.a.mangano@intel.com
Agnes Kwan,408-398-2573
agnes.ck.kwan@intel.com
 
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