The recent Intel Developer Forum at Taipei highlighted how Intel Architecture is well positioned at the core of exciting new innovations and transformation. Intel ’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group, in his keynote at the Intel Developer Forum, discussed how technology innovation and strong industry collaboration have driven the digital economy over the past 40 years, and the universal impact that the internet and mobile web has had in people’s lives.
The Intel Atom processor, the upcoming “Nehalem” processor, and the Intel “Moorestown” platform scheduled for the 2009 to 2010 timeframe are prime examples of innovation and technology leadership. The progress in the Mobile Internet Devices (MID) market segment with the first working “Moorestown” platform demonstration was also highlighted at the forum.
Moorestown comprises of an SOC, codenamed “Lincroft,” which integrates the 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single chip and an I/O hub codenamed “Langwell”, which supports a range of I/O ports to connect with wireless, storage, and display components in addition to incorporating several board level functions.
Intel are on track to reduce Moorestown platform idle power by more than 10x compared to the first-generation MIDs based on the Intel Atom processor.
Moorestown will be a catalyst for innovative developments that will extend the full internet experience into the smartphone space with the Communication MID. Moorestown platforms will support a range of wireless technologies such as 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and mobile TV.
The collaboration with Ericsson for HSPA data modules optimised for the Moorestown platform was also announced at the forum. Option will also extend their collaboration for HSPA modules to the Moorestown platform. These 3G modules come in 25x30x2.x mm small size, are optimised for Moorestown power requirements and will help to provide MID users with powerful, always connected internet-based experiences.
The Intel Developer Forum also provided details of next-generation high-end desktops powered by the Intel Core i7 processor. These high-end desktops will provide outstanding performance for gaming and content creation applications. The 2009 Intel vPro technology-based business clients have codenamed “Piketown” for desktops and “Calpella” for notebooks. The desktops and notebooks will be powered by future Nehalem processors and will provide corporate customers with more enterprise-focused innovations.
The upcoming Nehalem microarchitecture spans a range of products. First segments will include the Intel Core i7 processor and a variant designed for the efficient performance server segments codenamed “Nehalem-EP.”
A derivative designed for the expandable server market segment, Nehalem-EX, as well as other desktop and mobile versions, Havendale, Lynnfield, Auburndale and Clarksfield, will be in production beginning in the second half of 2009.
The Intel Developer Forum also announced that IBM and Intel will further collaborate to drive open innovation in the blade server market.