Intel Intros New Atom Chip for Phones
Intel today announced a new version of is Atom chip that is meant specifically for smartphones. Intel says the revised Atom platform offers several benefits over the previous generation, including lower power consumption, smaller footprint, and lower cost. Intel has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to beat rivals that use ARM Holding's chip designs. The Moorestwon Z6 series will be aimed at Android and MeeGo devices. Intel didn't say when the chips would be sampling or widely available to phone makers.
Tag Heuer, Intel Partner On Second Android Watch
Tag Heuer and Intel today announced the Modular 45, an Android-powered smartwatch run by an Intel processor. As the name implies, the wearable is highly configurable thanks to easy-to-swap modules, horns, bracelets, buckles, and dials.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.
Intel to Allow ARM Chip Builders to Use Its Foundry
Intel today said companies that design and build ARM-based processors will for the first time be able to use Intel's manufacturing facilities to make them. Intel will allow its Intel Custom Foundry customers to use its 10nm FinFET process for ARM cores and Cortex series processors.
Intel Cancels Several Phone Chips
Intel said it will discontinue a handful of processors meant for smartphones and tablets as it continues to shift its business toward more profitable products. In particular, Intel has cancelled plans to sell three of its SoFIA processor-baseband combination chips.
Android + Flash + Atom CPU = Disaster
Before the thing finally sent me over the edge and was auctioned off on eBay, I had a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU that couldn't manage to view a web page with even a hint of Flash content without freezing ev