Sure, Intel just got around to officially launching the Oak Trail platform yesterday with the introduction of the Intel Atom Z670 3W chip which may power as many as 35 devices by the end of the year, but the company is already looking ahead. We’ve already heard that Intel will move from a 45nm process to 32nm when the company starts building its next-generation Cedar Trail chips. Now it looks like there will also be a 32nm Cloverview chip.

Honestly, that’s about all we know about Cloverview at the moment. It will follow the Oak Trail platform. In fact, it’s possible that Cedar Trail is the name of the next-generation platform and Cloverview is just the name of an individual chip. Sometimes that’s how these code names work. For instance, the Intel Atom N450 chip that was released last year was considered a Pineview chip and part of the Pine Trail family.

Like the Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail chip, the Cloverview process will be a low power chip designed for tablets, netbooks, and possibly even phones. As a 32nm chip, it will likely be more energy efficient than the 45nm Z670, allowing Intel to offer better performance and lower power consumption.


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