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COMPUTEX: Intel unveils world's first 14-nanometer processor (update)

 Intel President Renee James.
Intel President Renee James.

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) Intel Corp. revealed Tuesday the world's first processor using the 14-nanometer technology, the Core M processor, designed for new 2-in-1 detachable gadgets that feature both very fast tablets and extremely thin laptops.

The new chip is used in the 12.5-inch Transformer Book T300 Chi detachable laptop from Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. that was showcased during a keynote speech delivered by Intel President Renee James at Computex Taipei, the world's second-largest computer trade show.

Touted by Intel as the most energy-efficient Intel Core processor in the company's history, the Core M processor is expected to be available on the market later this year, according to the world's largest chipmaker.

Meanwhile, James said, Intel and the Taiwan technology ecosystem have an exciting opportunity to build on the long history of collaborative innovation to deliver seamless and truly personal computing experiences.

"Whether it's a smartphone, smart shirt, ultra-thin 2-in-1 or a new cloud service delivered to smart buildings outfitted with connected systems, together Intel and the Taiwan ecosystem have the opportunity to accelerate and deliver the value of a smart, seamlessly connected and integrated world of computing," James said.

She noted that Intel currently has 130 tablet designs from global OEMs and ODMs that are either on the market or will be on the market this year, while more than a dozen new Intel-based tablets are launching at Computex.

Young Liu, general manager of Innovation Digital System Business Group at Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, joined James on stage to showcase more than 10 Intel-based tablets available now or coming soon, ranging from entry-level to high-performance models.

The tablets are based on Intel Atom mobile processors, with many incorporating Intel's 3G or 4G LTE communications platforms.

(By Jeffrey Wu; click here for coverage of this year's Computex Taipei)ENDITEM/J

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