Intel (INTC) may be making headway in the tablet market. The chip maker has struck a deal with Chinese fabless chip maker Rockchip to jointly produce an Intel-based, quad-core x86 Atom chip framed on Intel’s Sofia architecture with an integrated 3G modem.
As Intel goes so goes Windows 8.
The chipmaker just unveiled its roadmap for Window 8 tablets. At the core will be the latest generation of Atom processors: quad-core architecture at a 22nm size. Intel calls it the Bay Trail and expects to see it within shipping hardware in late 2013 — including Android tablets.
With this latest chip, Intel is reconfirming its commitment to Windows 8.