Marvell is cited as a likely chip customer for Intel. If the analysis pans out, it would be Intel's third ARM customer.
Intel aims at emerging markets with smartphone Atom processors, and Bay Trail Atoms will arrive after that, the company announces at CES 2013.
The chipmaker is putting more emphasis now on system-on-a-chip tech, which is used widely in smartphones and tablets, where the company's largely been absent.
The company has received approval to build a chip plant in Ireland that could create 4,300 new jobs, says tech news site Silicon Republic.
Intel promises a battery boost in new laptops, phones and tablets thanks to the new Haswell, Merrifield and Bay Trail processors.
Simply put, the chipmaker is a U.S. based manufacturing colossus, as this quick overview of its operations should make clear.
The boutique PC maker focuses on customization with its new all-in-one.
An iPhone 6 with a larger screen may be coming early next year, while the iPad Mini Retina may be pushed further out, says Citi Research.
Analysts are encouraged by Intel's new Atom design. So future Windows Blue-based tablets powered by Intel's revamped mobile chips could provide a lift for Microsoft and its hardware partners.
Big Blue researchers have figured out how to use standard manufacturing processes to make chips with built-in optical links that can transfer 25 gigabits of data per second.