Intel aims another barrel at ARM with synthesizable, ultra-low-power Quark

Intel’s Quark SoC is pretty small. Intel At its Intel Developer Forum event in San Francisco today, Intel announced a new range of low-power processors. With the Atom project, Intel set its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets. Its major competition in these spaces came from ARM, with its Cortex A series of processors. Compared to Intel’s desktop and laptop processors of the time, ARM’s performance was pathetic, but its processors did something that Intel’s couldn’t: they drew just a watt or two of power, often less. With the Saltwell range of Atom processors, Intel cracked that first nut. It had a processor that could go in a smartphone, offering decent power consumption and good (and sometimes better than good) performance. Since its introduction, the Saltwell family has been surpassed by various ARM parts, but Intel should regain performance competitiveness with its Silvermont range, rolling out over the next six months. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments    

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