Currently most of the tablets and smartphones available in the market are powered by processors from chip manufacturing giants like Qualcomm and Nvidia. Intel has also made their entry to this segment recently by providing chips for smartphones but it is quite late. Now the company is working hard to make up for this delay and catch up with their opponents by providing Atom Medfield chips that can power up mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Intel has already joined hands with the manufacturing giant in tablet and smartphone segment, Apple. But there has been some delay in providing these chips already. This has raised serious dead line issues for the company, but now Intel has learned from their mistakes and they are changing their tactics in order to produce more chips in the recommended time period.
Intel is trying to optimize their supply chain and thereby making the whole manufacturing process more efficient. If this can be done effectively then we will see Intel’s processors featured in most of the high end communication devices in days yet to come.
Because of Intel’s brand value many manufacturers are very eager to incorporate Intel’s chips in their devices. Manufacturers like Motorola and Lenovo have even started to work on new devices that are centred on Intel’s chip. This promptness shown by other manufacturers to include the new generation Intel chips in their devices has boosted the output rate of the chips. So we might be able to see tablets and smartphones powered by Intel Medfield processors from as early as second quarter of this year itself.
Motorola has already announced their new smartphone with Intel processor during the Consumer Electronics Show which was held during the beginning of 2012. The announcement then was that the new device would hit the shelves only by the end of this year. But if the chips are available early then we can expect the new Motorola smartphone too to be hitting the markets before the announced launch date.
Lava is also working on a new smartphone to be launched in India during the second quarter of this year and it will sport Intel’s processor. The device is termed as Lava Xolo 900. The phone will have Intel Z 2460 mobile processor. This is a single core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. It would feature the latest hyper threading technology which will increase the performance and multi tasking ability considerably.