Intel Readies Do-It-All Mobile Chip

There’s no denying the world of computing is growing increasingly mobile-centric. Consumers want devices that are not only portable but that also can perform similarly to desktop and notebook computers. Intel is working to create technologies that can support these heavy demands. “Technology innovation is the catalyst for new user experiences, industry collaborations, and business models that together will shape the next 40 years,” said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group, at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan. “As the next billion people connect to and experience the Internet, significant opportunities lie in the power of technology and the development of purpose-built devices that deliver more targeted computing needs and experiences.” One of these technologies is Intel’s upcoming “Moorestown” platform, which revolves around an SOC, or system on a chip, that integrates a 45-nanometer processor, graphics, memory controller, and video encoding/decoding technology onto the single chip. Despite all of these features jammed onto a single device, the chip is slated to be surprisingly power efficient: Chandrasekher says Intel aims to reduce the platform’s idle power by more than 10 times
compared to first-generation MIDs (mobile Internet devices)
based on Intel’s Atom processor.

An upcoming mobile platform will rely heavily on the SOC (system on a chip) architecture, which includes a processor, graphics, memory controller, and other technologies on one chip.

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