Intel CEO Talks Ivy Bridge and Haswell Processor Platforms at IDF

Submitted by lalit on September 13, 2011 - 10:19pm.

Intel CEO today gave the keynote speech at IDF 2011 (Intel Developer Forum) in San Francisco. He talked about upcoming Ivy Bridge processors that will ship by end of Q4 2011 and Haswell processors, which will be released in 2013.

"Computing is in a constant state of evolution," said Otellini, describing the opportunities and challenges facing Intel and the industry. "The unprecedented demand for computing from the client devices to the cloud is creating significant opportunity for the industry. Intel is innovating and working with our partners to deliver computing experiences that are more mobile, secure and seamless. I'm excited about the new experiences that will be created across a range of devices, and we're just getting started. "

Otellini talked about low power consumption especially in Ivy Bridge processor and Haswell processors for Ultrabooks. Otellini predicted that Ultrabook systems will provide the most satisfying and complete computing experience. The company is working with industry partners to deliver mainstream-priced products beginning this holiday season for this new category of lighter, sleeker compute companions.

Intel's CEO said the company's engineers will further accelerate Ultrabook innovation with Intel's "Ivy Bridge" 22nm technology early next year with the help of the company's revolutionary 3-D Tri-gate transistors.

He highlighted the broad enabling work between Intel and Microsoft, and pointed to the future opportunities that Windows 8 will present across tablets, hybrid devices and new form factors such as Ultrabooks.

Otellini also described the new class of platform power management in development for the 2013 "Haswell" products for Ultrabooks. The advances in silicon technology and platform engineering are expected to reduce idle platform power by more than 20 times over current designs without compromising computing performance. Otellini said he expects that this design change, combined with industry collaboration, will lead to more than 10 days of connected standby battery life by 2013. The advancements will aid in delivery of always-on-always-connected computing where Ultrabooks stay connected when in standby mode, keeping the e-mail, social media and digital content up-to-date.

Looking further into the future, Otellini predicted that platform power innovation will reach levels that are difficult to imagine today. Intel's researchers have created a chip that could allow a computer to power up on a solar cell the size of a postage stamp. Referred to as a "Near Threshold Voltage Core," this Intel architecture research chip pushes the limits of transistor technology to tune power use to extremely low levels.

Otellini also discussed Android adoption on Intel Atom platform for smartphones and tablets, and he showed a reference tablet design based on Intel Atom processor and running the Android OS. Along with Candace Worley of McAfee, Otellini also introduced new DeepSAFE technology platform that works with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. DeepSAFE technology provides new levels of security and a different vantage point by operating below the operating system. This technology will launch in a McAfee enterprise product later this year.

Intel has posted the complete IDF 2011 keynote along with slides, you can check it out on Intel’s website.