Intel announced they had a sub-5W CPU available immediately. The primary goal was not to make ARM OEM's concerned. That was just a fun side effect. From the flurry of responses, the announcement seems to have worked.
If I look "anything" it would not be "embarrassed", it would be irritation at Intel. I am irritated that they waited 1 year before they defined this Ivy Bridge SKU and take advantage of the 22nm Trigate low power process. If Intel made a mistake, it was the 1-year delay in announcing this Ivy Bridge CPU.
"Ummm, ok Alexander.........Intel responded. I read the response and nothing Intel said refuted the concern. If anything, Intel looks worse. Alexander looks embarrassed... ;)"
SDP is 7W not 5W. The equivalent figure for the Exynos 5 is 4W with its TDP 8W. Now the 1.1 GHz Pentium 2129Y actually has a TDP of 10W and this will out perform the 1.7 GHz Exynos 5. The delay was probably working out how low Ivy Bridge could go in terms of power and then working out from the yields what skus to define. The 1.1 GHz Pentium 2129Y dual-core with no hyper-threading and half the cache is obviously the best yielding sku and would have been thrown away in the old days for being too slow but it's going to look #$%$ hot against ARM's best lol ! These low power skus will probably improve usable yields on the Core processor dies which is a nice bonus.