Intel Begins Selling Low-Power Chip for Smartphones

Wednesday May 5th 2010 by Staff

The "Moorestown" chip uses 50 times less energy than its predecessor.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Intel has begun selling a new chip for the smartphone and tablet market. Known as "Moorestown," the company says the new processor uses 50 times less battery power than its predecessor and runs software faster than other chips on the market.

“It’s really our first foot in the door,” said Intel's Anand Chandrasekher. “Up until now we’ve not really had a product that’s fitted into your pocket.”

The company said that it has customers for the new chip but declined to name them.

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