Intel scheduled Moorestown Platform in 2009-2010

By Koushik Saha on 20.10.08

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Looking to capitalize on the new surge of Internet-based applications and innovations, Intel today announced that its architecture is well positioned to be at the core of new innovations and transformation, according to Intel executive Anand Chandrasekher.

"Technology innovation is the catalyst for new user experiences, industry collaborations and business models that together will shape the next 40 years," said Chandrasekher. "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."

Based on these observations, Intel spoke about the Atom processor, the upcoming "Nehalem" processor, and the Intel "Moorestown" platform scheduled for the 2009-2010 timeframe. The company also highlighted the progress they are making in the Mobile Internet Devices (MID) market segment with the world's first working "Moorestown" platform demonstration.Moorestown comprises of an SOC, codenamed "Lincroft," which integrates the 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single chip and an I/O hub codenamed "Langwell", which supports a range of I/O ports to connect with wireless, storage, and display components in addition to incorporating several board level functions.

Chandrasekher stated that Intel is on track to reduce Moorestown platform idle power by more than 10x compared to the first-generation MIDs based on the Intel Atom processor. He indicated that Moorestown platforms will support a range of wireless technologies including 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and mobile TV.

Additionally, Chandrasekher announced collaboration with Ericsson for HSPA data modules optimized for the Moorestown platform. He also announced that Option is extending its collaboration for HSPA modules to the Moorestown platform. These 3G modules are 25x30x2.x mm in size, are optimized for Moorestown power requirements and will help provide MID users with always-on Internet-based experiences.

The company also provided details for the Intel Core i7 processor, launching next month.

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