Intel launches its latest family of low-power SoCs, codenamed "Bay Trail"

The "Bay Trail" family is based on Intel's "Silvermont" architecture announced in May 2013. The Atom Z3000 Processor Series ("Bay Trail-T") is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC. Other variants include new Pentium and Celeron processors ("Bay Trail"-M and -D) that targets the laptop and desktop market.

Microsoft claims Surface tablet is "just a design point"



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is attempting to reassure jittery vendors that Redmond's recently unveiled Windows 8 Surface tablet is simply a "design point" - rather than a competing device.



Claim: Heads are rolling at Microsoft over Surface tablet

Last week we reported that PC vendors - including Hewlett Packard (HP) - were up in arms over Microsoft's recent decision to enter the lucrative tablet market with its indigenously designed Surface device.