) is working on a 48-core processor
for mobile devices, but cautions the chip is years away. For 48 cores to make sense, there need to be advances in both performance needs and the ability of mobile software to split up tasks: Intel is confident new voice recognition and computer vision apps will fit the bill. Next year, Intel's Valleyview chip
will deliver 4 cores on an advanced 22nm manufacturing process. Yesterday, ARM announced its Cortex-A50 cores
, which will enable mobile, PC, and server processors competing with Intel's solutions.