Friday, December 14, 2007

Intel Pre-CES: Full Internet in Your Pocket

From Intel Pre-CES Fact Sheet: Intel’s strategy for delivering full Internet “in your pocket” is based on using low-power Intel Architecture (IA) platforms that drastically reduce CPU and chipset power and package size for a range of ultra mobile and mobile Internet devices.

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• Intel Confirms “Menlow” Platform Shipments in the first half of 2008 – Intel is getting ready to ship its first-generation low-power platform, codenamed “Menlow,” in the first half of 2008. The Menlow platform is comprised of the “Silverthorne” processor and the “Poulsbo” chipset, both being designed from the ground up for Mobile Internet Devices (MID) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs). At CES, Intel is planning to provide a sneak peek of the some of the “Menlow”-based devices and applications that are being optimized for this platform.

• Intel Unveils Customers and Ecosystem Players Planning to Showcase Menlow-based Platforms at CES: In a sign of growing ecosystem momentum behind MIDs and UMPCs, Intel plans to showcase a range of customers and ecosystem players who are working with the company to launch Menlow-based platforms and applications at CES. Expect Intel to demonstrate a range of Menlow-based MIDs and UMPCs from Aigo*, Asus*, BenQ*, Clarion*, Compal*, Elektrobit*, Inventec*, Lenovo*, Quanta* and others in the booth.

Flash: Intel Introduces Smallest Solid-State Drive in Hot NAND Market

As consumers seek to store more multimedia in the form of songs, photos and Internet pages in their portable devices, the drive for faster, smaller and more rugged forms of memory has driven the growth of NAND flash applications.

• Intel Synonymous with Solid-State Drives – Intel’s Flash Memory NAND Products Group (NPG) announced its latest foray into the solid-state drive (SSD) market in its quest to make Intel synonymous with SSD technology.

• Intel Introduces Intel® Z-P140 PATA SSD – the Smallest SSD in the Industry – Intel introduced the Intel Z-P140 PATA Solid-State Drive, the tiniest SSD in the industry aimed at small and ultra-small form factors. Smaller than a penny and the weight of a drop of water, these 2 Gigabyte (GB) and 4GB ultra small devices (extendable to 16GB) are fast, low-power and rugged, with the right size, right capacity and right performance for mobile Internet devices, digital entertainment and embedded products. The Intel Z-P140 PATA SSD has an industry-standard parallel-ATA (PATA) interface. Optimized to enhance Intel Architecture platforms, the Intel Z-P140 PATA SSD is also part of Intel’s proposed Menlow platform

Fact Sheet - Intel Pre-CES briefing summary [ pdf ]

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