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Jun 15 2009   8:33PM GMT

Intel’s next-gen Atom Processor

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Intel showed the new processor code names ‘Moorestown’ to a live public audience for the first time at the Spring IDF in Beijing.

Apparently it will run at 10x less idle power than the current Atom processor, although they didn’t let us know how much power the processor would consume while in use. My guess it about the same,(think of it, new processor, faster CPU, its has to use “more or the same” power) but netting better benchmarks.

Intel wants to make a serious attempt on the cellphone market with the new processor. Be sure that I will follow up with this at a later date.

Here’san article that states that LG will be the first to utilize ‘Moorestown’ I have also included an insert from that article.

“Moorestown will also be used in MIDs or mobile Internet devices. And it seems, at times, that the terms smartphone and MID are used almost interchangeably. “The MID segment will drive growth at LG Electronics. We chose Intel’s next-generation Moorestown platform and Moblin-based OS to pursue this segment because of the high performance and Internet compatibility this brings to our service provider customers,” Jung Jun Lee, executive vice president of LG Electronics, said in a statement. ”

It seems that things are looking up for mobile devices and smartphones, check back for further developments.


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