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10 Vendors Will Use Intel for Windows 8 Tablets This Year

An Intel official has announced that the company is currently working with ten Chinese and global vendors as well, to integrate their chip technology into upcoming Windows 8 slates. Although names have yet to be stated, these devices are expected to be released by the end of the year.

The statement comes from Sean Maloney, chairman at Intel China, who also added on Wednesday that the market will "probably see many Intel-based tablets by the end of this year".

One of the company's upcoming chips, which should be featured on these tablets, is code-named Clover Trail and comes with a 1.8 GHz processor, according to some slides shown during Maloney's speech.

When it comes to the mobile segment, Intel has big plans. The company's newest Atom processor, Z2460 codename Medfield, can be used on both phones and tablets. As sources describe, this chip promises high performance with lower power requirements.

Intel is also planning two Atom chips for smartphone-exclusive use in the future. They go by the name of Z2580 and Z2000, the first one being able to deliver twice the performance of Medfield while the last targets a lower-end of the market segment, with a 1.0 GHz processor.

Earlier this week, Maloney said that Intel's strategy in China is to win over the smartphone and tablet segment from other competitors, a plan that they are currently "making progress on".

Source: PCWorld (opens in new tab)