Mobile World Congress 2014 is less than a week away now and we’re gearing up for all of the announcements that will be made at one of the industry’s largest annual events. The Intel MWC 2014 announcement is expected to bring new chips, two to be precise, and they are said to be based on its Silvermont architecture. These new chips will be geared towards mobile devices, eventually making their way into Android and Windows tablets later this year.
Contrary to popular belief, the 64-bit variant of Intel Bay Trail-T chips might not be geared towards Android tablets after all. The two chips are expected to be launched under the company’s Merrifield brand, and as previously mentioned, will be based on its Silvermont architecture. These new offerings might further Intel’s bid to gain a respectable share in the mobile device market, but it remains to be seen how many vendors opt for these chips once they launch. The month following MWC 2014 is expected to bring a refresh of Bay Trail-M processor. Haswell refresh is reportedly lined up for April, with the launch of Quark 1000 SoC pegged in May. Intel hasn’t commented on its MWC 2014 plans as yet, and its unlikely that it will, the industry event isn’t that far off anyway.