SAN FRANCISCO ( TheStreet) -- Intel (INTC - Get Report), the world's largest chipmaker, laid out its vision for the next generation of computing devices at its annual Developer Forum event, touting new touch- and voice-based technologies, and giving a preview of a next-generation processor code-named Haswell.
David Perlmutter, Intel's chief product officer, said the chip will offer double the performance of its predecessor, Ivy Bridge. The 22-nanometer processor, which is coming to market next year, will play a key role in tablets and so-called ultrabooks, a new breed of skinny laptops that Intel is championing.
"Next year, you're going to find the best-performing graphics-processing capability in a very thin form factor," he said. "Mobile computing is about much more than just mobile, it's about computing."
Perlmutter also said Intel will add even lower power processors based on the same architecture to its roadmap starting in 2013.Earlier in his keynote, the Intel product chief also demonstrated voice-interaction technology running on an ultrabook, delivered in conjunction with Nuance Communications (NUAN - Get Report), the company behind the Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone's Siri. "We're going to have beta available in the fourth quarter of this year," he said. "Production