Intel Medfield smartphones/MIDs on sale Q3 2011 tip insiders

Feb 23, 2011

The first Intel Medfield based devices could ship as soon as Q3 2011, according to Taipei component sources, with the low-power devices making their debut at Computex in late May. According to DigiTimes, Intel has accelerated Medfield testing so as to better challenge the dominance of ARM-based chipsets in the mobile device market.

The hardware partners currently testing Medfield chips - which Intel has promised will beat ARM on power efficiency - are unknown, though Aava Mobile has been showing off a prototype smartphone using the new 32nm processors. Intel also expects to leverage its Infineon acquisition for new wireless options in smartphones, tablets and other ultraportables.

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