Intel Keynote at Computex 2011 Showcases Next Generation Ivy Bridge and Atom Processors

Submitted by lalit on May 31, 2011 - 7:09pm.

Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney presented the opening keynote speech at Computex 2001, in which he talked about Intel Core processor roadmap and accelerated pace of innovation for Intel Atom processor lineup. Maloney also announced Intel’s vision of “Ultrabook”, which looked a lot like MacBook Air Apple launched last year. The Ultrabook is based on next generation 22nm Intel Core processor family codenamed “Ivy Bridge”.

As for Atom lineup, Intel plans to accelerate development from 32nm through 22nm to 14nm process technology within 3 successive years. According to Intel this accelerated development will not only increase innovation in netbooks segment but also in tablets, smartphones and other companion devices. Over all the key highlights of Maloney’s keynote were:

  • Intel defines new category of mainstream thin and light mobile computers, called Ultrabook.
  • The Ultrabook family of products will enable thin, light and beautiful designs that are less than 20mm (0.8 inch) thick, and mainstream price points under US$1,000.
  • Intel aims to shift 40 percent of consumer laptops to the Ultrabook by end of 2012.
  • Intel is accelerating the Atom processor roadmap to a one-process-generation per year cadence to enable a wider range of optimized solutions for multiple market segments.
  • Intel highlighted its next-generation, fanless netbook platform, codenamed "Cedar Trail," a range of new Atom processor-based tablets available today, and a "Medfield" tablet reference design for sub-9mm designs, weighing less than 1.5 pounds and supporting a choice of operating systems.

Below we have added video showcasing 3D transistors in Ivy Bridge chip. You can watch the complete Intel Computex 2011 keynote video on Intel’s website, just click on ‘Play Presentation’ and the video along with slideshow should start.