The Core “Broadwell” SoCs by Intel exclusively for the desktops and the notebooks have been delayed and they are now expected to make their way somewhere earlier in the year 2014; probably by the first quarter. This delay is predominantly due to the delays caused in the production process being faced by the 14 nanometer silicon fabrication node. The chips are supposedly based on these nodes and hence they have to face the delays.
Intel is planning to drop their “Atom” brand name. The main reason behind this is because many people associate it with “entry-level” or “cheap”. I guess that what Intel gets for the whole netbook idea (remember those?). The Atom branding could affect the popularity of Intel’s “Clover Trail+” mobile SoCs. These mobile SoCs are intended to compete with high performance SoCs from Qualcomm and NVIDIA.
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