Intel revealed today in a technical paper a new breakthrough that it intends to bring to its mobile processors. The company has figured out how to port its TriGate transistors, which are three-dimensional transistor structures it created for desktop PCs last year, to mobile processors. The new TriGate transistors will be part of a new system-on-a-chip configuration from Intel that bundles together several different smartphone components.
The new SoC uses a 22nm processes that will boost speeds by 22% to 65% compared to Intel’s 32nm chips, while also making gains in power efficiency. The chips are not expected to become available until the second half of 2013. Intel has so far gained little traction in the smartphone market. Only a handful of smartphones shipped with Intel processors this year.