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
*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
*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
*Announces collaborations with Alcatel-Lucent* and Cisco* aimed at
transforming network infrastructure for the Internet of Things.
Mobile World Congress 2014
BARCELONA, Spain -- 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
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.
Now certified to run on 70 percent of LTE networks worldwide, the 7160 is
expanding to connect a range of products spanning smartphones, tablets, 2 in
1s, Ultrabook™ systems and more. Customers currently shipping or planning to
launch devices featuring Intel’s LTE platforms include Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*,
Lenovo* and Samsung*, among others.
“We are entering 2014 with a very competitive mobile portfolio spanning
application processors and communications platforms that will only get
stronger,” said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel’s
Mobile and Communications Group, during the press conference. “Our new Atom
processors for Android smartphones and tablets offer leading 64-bit
performance and battery life, and the new 7260 platform gives the ecosystem a
compelling LTE-Advanced experience.”
Securing the Mobile Experience and Expanding Availability of Android Apps on
James said Intel is leading the effort to guard today’s mobile devices with
unique data and device protection solutions from Intel Security and McAfee.
Notably, Intel® Device Protection Technology (Intel DPT) proactively protects
consumers against malware and allows enterprise customers to separate personal
and corporate data on Intel-based Android devices. Leading mobile device
management providers including AirWatch*, Citrix* and McAfee will provide
manageability extensions for devices with Intel DPT later this year. Intel
expects tablets featuring Intel DPT will begin shipping later this year from
leading OEMs including Dell*.
James also revealed the features of the free, full-featured McAfee Mobile
Security offering for Android devices now available. It includes enhanced
protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for
Intel-based mobile devices, making it the most comprehensive, free mobile
solution for consumers on the market. Specifically, the free McAfee Mobile
Security includes anti-virus, app protection, web protection, and call/SMS
filter, in addition to anti-theft and contact back-up.
In an effort to accelerate development and availability of applications for
Intel-based devices, James announced the Intel® Integrated Native Developer
Experience (Intel INDE), a beta productivity suite for devices running on both
Android* and Microsoft Windows*. Intel also introduced the Intel® System
Studio 2014 for embedded and systems development and the Intel® XDK developer
tool for HTML5-based apps to enable developers to simplify and accelerate
time-to-market development of innovative web and hybrid content mobile apps
that run faster and better.
Expanded Customer Engagements to Accelerate Availability of Intel-Based Mobile
Signaling the expanding availability of tablets and smartphones powered by
Intel Atom processors and connected by Intel communications, James announced
three new multiyear agreements with leading device manufacturers for
Intel-based mobile devices.
Intel and Lenovo announced plans to introduce new Intel-based mobile devices
this year. Both companies will dedicate engineering resources to deliver
unique experiences across a variety of smartphone and tablet form factors
spanning value to performance market segments. Lenovo also said it plans to
incorporate Intel LTE connectivity into some Ultrabook™ and multimode designs.
“We have a strong history of working with Intel to bring compelling, computing
experiences to market with products like our K900 smartphone, Yoga line of
multimode laptops, MIIX 2 and ThinkPad 8 tablets,” said Peter Hortensius,
chief technology officer, Lenovo. “We look forward to an even stronger future
together – delivering exciting mobile experiences from stylish smartphones to
high-performance tablets with Intel inside.”
Additionally, ASUS announced it will bring a full portfolio of Intel-based
smartphones and tablets to market this year. The company recently introduced
its ZenFone line of smartphones and the unique PadFone mini, both of which
feature Intel processors and communications platforms. At Mobile World
Congress, ASUS unveiled the ASUS Fonepad 7 LTE (ME3762CL) featuring an Intel
Atom processor and Intel LTE connectivity.
Dell and Intel are expanding the long-standing collaboration between the two
companies to include a range of innovative tablets that started with the
introduction of the Dell Venue line in fall of last year. Intel-based products
from Dell will span Android and Windows solutions.
Finally, Foxconn and Intel are teaming up to drive the broader, global
availability of high-quality, affordable Intel-based Android tablets. Intel
will provide Intel Atom processors and communications platforms for a range of
Foxconn products, beginning with tablets, this year.
Transforming Wireless Networks, Fueling Internet of Things
The explosion of mobile devices and rapid growth in the Internet of Things is
driving transformation of the network infrastructure to meet increasing demand
for more connectivity and real-time data. Intel is enabling this
transformation by delivering standardized hardware and software that apply
open standards and high-volume economics to help reduce costs, while
accelerating the delivery of new services, capabilities and revenue models for
In an effort to bring the benefits of a standards-based approach to
communications networks consistent with Intel’s work in data centers and the
cloud, James announced expanded relationships with Alcatel-Lucent* and Cisco*
to accelerate network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined
network (SDN) technologies. By working to optimize these technologies on IA,
service providers will be offered a faster and more flexible network that
enables them to quickly scale new services.
James also highlighted numerous Intel-based trials with global operators
including China Mobile*, SK Telecom* and Telefonica* that are demonstrating
the benefits of NFV and SDN for enabling personalized and contextually aware
services, improving asset utilization, and simplifying installations and
For additional details on Intel’s presence at Mobile World Congress 2014 and
to view a replay of the press conference, visit: www.intel.com/newsroom/mwc.
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^1. Based on WebXPRT* 2013 and MobileXPRT* 2013 overall score and SPECint*_
base2000 internal estimates comparing Qualcomm* Snapdragon* 800 vs. Intel Atom
^2. Based on BatteryXPRT* 2014 comparison of Qualcomm* Snapdragon* 800 vs.
Intel Atom processor Z3480
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