Digitimes this week revealed Intel roadmap for tablet- and smartphone oriented systems on a chip, based on recently introduced Bay Trail-T core, and on future 14nm technology. Several Bay Trail-T processors from Z3700 series already launched this fall, and by the end of the year Intel is expected to release new models, that will offer support for Android operating system.
In the first quarter of 2012 the company will debut Z3735D series processor (or processors), aimed at 7 inch and 8 inch tablets. Anticipated prices of 7 inch tablets will be in the $99 - $129 range, and the 7 to 8 inch tablets will be priced from $149 to $199. The prices of 8 to 10 inch tablets, that are apparently targeted by faster Bay Trail SoCs, will start at $199, and 10 inch model will cost $249 or more.
Also in the first quarter of 2014 Intel will release Merrifield 22nm products for smartphones, and they will be followed by Moorefield processors in Q3 2014.
Next generation of tablet processors will be produced on 14nm technology, and will be available in September 2014. "Cherry Trail" systems on the chip will make use of Airmont microarchitecture, and "Willow Trail" microprocessors will be built on Goldmont architecture. Both "Cherry Trail" and "Willow Trail" products will support Windows and Android operating systems.