Hi Ashraf, I enjoy reading your posts on SA. What do you make of the digitimes report that Intel is rushing development of next gen mobile chips? I don't remember where I read that this meant 14nm was being pushed forward, I just now read the digitimes article which does not mention this at all.
14nm in 2014, but 22nm "Silvermont" should put an end to the ARM v.s. Intel debate, and 14nm will be the node at which Intel dominates the non-Apple/Samsung markets in tablets and smartphones.
If you are assuming that Silvermont will have a compelling performance advantage over ARM and thus drive into the broader tablet/phone SoC market then you'll be disappointed.
You can compare Clovertrail to the A15 over at geekbench. Clovertrail has a slight clock advantage and 2 extra threads yet the A15 has roughly the same integer performance and double the floating point performance. I've seen claims of 50/60% performance increased for Silvermont over Clovertrail, which will be split between IPC, memory IO, clock boost and 4 real threads V 2 real/2 hyper.
By the time Silvermont is in the market, quad A15's will be common place.
Its Airmont@14nm that things get really interesting:)