More on Intel: The chip giant has provided details about Merrifield, the successor to Clover...

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More on Intel: The chip giant has provided details about Merrifield, the successor to Clover Trail+. Like Ivy Bridge PC CPUs, Merrifield chips will use a 22nm manufacturing process (Clover Trail+ is at 32nm, and Qualcomm and Nvidia are at 28nm with plans to move to 20nm) and Intel's 3D transistor tech. They'll begin shipping to OEMs by year's end, but phone shipments will take longer. Intel has also announced design wins for its Lexington low-end smartphone/tablet platform. Among them is the Asus FonePad, a 7" Android tablet capable of making calls (have fun with that).