Intel has announced a new design in their 22nm Tri-Gate SoC process called Silvermont. This is major news from Intel since it’s the first change to their Atom architecture in over 5 years! The Silvermont microarchitecture is designed to deliver significant increases in performance over current-generation Intel Atom core as well as be energy efficient. Silvermont will serve as the new foundation of Intel’s line of 22nm products targeted at tablets, smartphones, microservers, network infrastructure, storage and other markets including entry-level laptops and in-vehicle systems.
“Silvermont is a leap forward and an entirely new technology foundation for the future that will address a broad range of products and market segments,” said Dadi Perlmutter, Intel executive vice president and chief product officer. “Early sampling of our 22nm SoCs, including “Bay Trail” and “Avoton” is already garnering positive feedback from our customers. Going forward, we will accelerate future generations of this low-power microarchitecture on a yearly cadence.”