Intel also said that more than 100 tablets using its Oak Trail chips are being designed with some due to ship in the first half of this year. The chips were designed specifically for tablets, a market in which Intel trails Arm.
But in a blow to Intel, Microsoft announced at CES that its next version of the Windows operating system will run on Arm processors. Microsoft's desktop OS has run only on X86-type processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. But those chips tend to use more power than Arm processors that power tablets and mobile phones.
A Windows OS based on Arm could better position Microsoft to pursue the tablet market, where it lags behind trendsetter Apple and Android, which continues to grow in market share.
One CPU that will support Arm-based Windows will be Nvidia's new CPUs for PCs and servers, which were announced on Wednesday and are code-named Denver. The CPUs aim to break the Wintel hegemony, and place the Arm architecture at the top of the PC ladder.
(Agam Shah contributed to this report.)