Intel has outlined plans to develop a new range of mobile hardware and software technologies.
The announcements included a new family of 22nm multi-core SoCs for tablets, new Chromebooks using processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture and the availability of 4th generation Intel Core vPro processors for business users.
Other disclosures included new capabilities added to the Intel cloud services platform, and a range of new software tools and capabilities across multiple operating environments, including Android, Chrome and Windows.
"As mobility becomes more personal and personalized, Intel is innovating to address this shift by creating a set of new services, user experiences and designs for consumers and also IT managers and business users to choose from," said Doug Fisher, corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group.
Welcoming Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai to the stage, Fisher emphasized Intel's commitment to helping ensure the best Google experience is available on Intel architecture, with Android and Chromebooks. Next to Google, Intel is a large contributor to Android and has been working with Google and the developer ecosystem to optimize Intel architecture for Android and Chrome.
Furthermore, Fisher announced Intel is enabling 64-bit kernel support for Android, providing developers with more than 4GB system memory to help enable better performance for applications, provide new memory configurations for consumers and help pave the way for Ultra-HD video in mobile devices.
The company also showed off its new Atom Z3000 Processor Series -- the company's first mobile quad-core SoC and its most powerful offering to-date for tablets and other mobile designs.
The latest SoCs also provide flexibility by enabling one hardware configuration that supports Windows 8 and Android.
Looking forward, Hermann Eul, Corporate VP and GM, Mobile and Communications Group said that Intel's next-generation XMM 7260 modem is scheduled for 2014 and will bring support for carrier aggregation, faster speeds and support for TD-LTE.
He also highlighted Intel's "Merrifield" platform for 2014 smartphone and tablet designs. Taking advantage of the versatile 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture, Merrifield will enable 50 percent performance improvements and battery life increases over the current-generation "Clover Trail+" product and will bring support for advanced imaging, contextual awareness and personal services via an integrated sensor hub, and increased data, device and privacy protection.