Intel has launched its latest family of low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoC), codenamed Bay Trail, for tablets, 2-in-1s and other mobile devices.
It will be available to consumers and business users in the fourth quarter of 2013 from brand vendors including AAVA, Acer, Asustek Computer, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba, Intel said.
The Bay Trail family is based on Intel's low-power, high-performance microarchitecture Silvermont, announced in May 2013. The Intel Atom Z3000 processor series (Bay Trail-T) is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC and is designed specifically for tablets and other mobile devices.
The flexibility of the new microarchitecture allows for variants of the SoC to serve multiple market segments, including new Intel Pentium and Celeron processors (Bay Trail-M and -D) for 2-in-1s, notebooks, desktops and all-in-one systems.