Intel plans to launch its next-generation of Atom chips for tablets later this year. Code-name Bay trail, the new 22nm chips are quad-core processor that should offer a significant performance boost over the Clover Trail chips that are already available.
The chip maker says the first tablets featuring Bay Trail chips should be ready to ship by the 2013 holiday season.
Intel says Bay Trail chips will offer twice the performance of a Clover Trail chip, while also offering improved security features. You’ll also see all-day battery life and thin tabelts measuring as thin as 0.3 inches.
While we’re waiting for Bay Trail, Intel is also introducing a Clover Trail+ chip called the Atom Z2580 which is a dual core chip that offers up to twice the performance of an Intel Medfield chip (although the company isn’t saying much about how it compares to the original Clover Trail chip).