Intel chief executive Paul Otellini has said there are currently 20 tablet devices in development running Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform on the company’s Atom ‘Clover Trail’ system-on-chip (SOC). These devices are expected to launch later this year when Microsoft launches its new OS, Windows 8.

Chief executive of Intel, Paul Otellini, hosted an investor call during which he announced the number of Windows 8 devices currently being created using its hardware architecture.

’We are also tracking more than 20 Windows 8 tablet designs based on our low-power and low-cost Clover Trail Atom SOC, in addition to a number of Core-based tablets,’ he said.