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New leaked slides from Intel have shed additional light on how the company's 2014 platforms will challenge ARM products in the netbook/nettop space. At present, the company's efforts in the segment are anchored by Cedar Trail, the 32nm dual-core platform that launched a year ago. To date, all of Intel's platform updates for Atom have focused on lowering power consumption and ramping SoC integration rather than focusing on performance -- but Bay Trail will change that. Bay Trail moves Atom to a quad-core, 22nm, out-of-order design. It significantly accelerates the CPU core with burst modes of up to 2.7GHz, and it'll be the first Atom to feature Intel's own graphics processor instead of a licensed... Read more...
Just last month, Intel made it crystal clear that it was never in the running to acquire SeaMicro, a server startup that was ultimately snatched up by rival chip maker AMD for a cool $334 million. Intel's Chief Information Officer (CIO), Diane Bryant, basically said that no one at Intel was particularly impressed with SeaMicro's technology, at least not enough to warrant a buyout, so the Santa Clara chip maker skipped the SeaMicro sweepstakes. However, don't mistake Intel's disinterest in SeaMicro as a cavalier attitude toward the micro server market in general. On the contrary, Intel is ready to make a run at that very segment with a low-cost, sub-10-watt micro server platform known as Centerton,... Read more...