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Intel Launches New Mobile Processors

The vendor also cut a deal with Japan’s Matsushita Battery Industrial to co-develop battery technology to support "all-day computing."

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Pushing a theme called “mobility ubiquity," Intel Corp. on Tuesday (August 23) tipped new processors for notebook PCs and hand-held devices. This includes a new XScale processor — a multi-core chip based on Arm’s StrongArm technology.

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel also announced an agreement with Japan’s Matsushita Battery Industrial. The companies plan to co-develop battery technology to support the vision for "all-day computing," especially for future mobile technology-based platforms.

As evidence of Intel's continued push on the mobile front, the company described its forthcoming multi-core mobile processor, codenamed Merom, due to arrive in the second half of 2006. Based on 65-nm process technology, Merom's energy-efficient, multi-core design will deliver three times the performance per watt, a metric Intel has said is a key requirement for the future, according to Intel.

Intel also disclosed its chip plans for next-generation wireless handsets in 2006. These components include Intel's next-generation XScale application processors, codenamed Monahans.

Geared for handsets, smartphones, handhelds and consumer electronic devices, Monahans is expected to provide five times more performance within the next few years, while consuming less energy than previous Intel-based platforms.

It also introduced the next-generation of graphics co-processors, codenamed Stanwood.

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