Intel demonstrated its seriousness to compete in the mobile device industry. The microchip manufacturer introduces new Atom mobile processor architecture called Silvermont for smart mobile devices and tablets, Monday (04/06/2013).
Chief Product Officer of Intel’s Dadi Perlmutter said, Silvermont specification designed in system-on-a-chip 22 nanometer. Processor performance is claimed to be three times faster and five times the power consumption is lower than previous Intel Atom mobile processor.
“We not only significantly reduce power, but he also comes with significant performance,” Perlmutter said as quoted by Reuters.
Processor design in Silvermont combines tri-gate transistor technology 3-D Intel first introduced in 2011. This technology lets Intel create processors with smaller size, but the performance is faster and lower power consumption.
Intel introduced the first mobile Atom processor for netbooks in 2008. However, the level of adoption of Atom for smart phones and tablet devices have so far been very small. So far, according to Perlmutter, Atom processor has been used 12 mobile phone models.