Intel Pushing into Mobile with Ivy Bridge

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Intel, the world’s leading semi-conductor manufacturer, has clear designs to enter the mobile chip market. Newly developed Ivy Bridge technology will greatly assist the company in making an attractive line of mobile processors, the company claims.

Intel LogoIntel contends that its Ivy Bridge processing technology supports more power with less energy consumption, which is a necessary quality for tablet and smartphone processors. Intel’s new approach to synthesize Ivy Bridge chips would yield processors capable of 37% more power that are 31% smaller than Intel’s current line.

Intel has achieved this smaller size by using 3-D tri-gate transistors, and the Ivy Bridge set of chips will be 22 nanometers in size.

Intel will be directly competing with ARM technology, the most popularly used chip design in mobile devices today. ARM designs the systems, and then licenses them to manufacturers like Samsung, Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Texas Instruments.

As it currently stands, ARM-designed processors are in virtually every popular tablet currently available. Intel plans for its Ivy Bridge chips to be available by the end of 2011.

Sources: Reuters, Bloomberg

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