Intel Launches New Chip Design for Handhelds

SAN FRANCISCO (08/23/2000) - Intel Corp. Wednesday announced a new processor design for chips that will be used in handheld computers and smart phones as well as network equipment.

Called the Intel XScale microarchitecture, the design is based on Intel's StrongArm core and will allow the development of microprocessors that consume extremely low levels of power.

Among other products, XScale will be used in microprocessors that operate at 600MHz but consume less than half a watt of power, according to the company.

(More details to follow).

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