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Intel demos ultra-mobile Moorestown

Intel announced this week at the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei that its first working Moorestown platform for mobile internet devices (MIDs) had come out of fabrication.

Intel announced this week at the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei that its first working Moorestown platform for mobile internet devices (MIDs) had come out of fabrication.

Intel's Belli Kuttanna (left)
and Anand Chandrasekher (right)

(Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)

In his keynote, Anand Chandrasekher, senior VP and general manager of Intel's ultra mobility group, played a video showing the new platform, just days old, running in an Intel lab on a validation board.

Moorestown will use 10 times less idle power compared to first-generation MID platforms based on the Intel Atom processor, according to Chandrasekher, although Belli Kuttanna, chief CPU architect of Intel's ultra mobility group, a man Chandrasekher referred to as "the father of Atom" said he believed Moorestown could do even better.

"Better than 10 times. You heard it here first," Chandrasekher said.

Moorestown consists of a system-on-chip called Lincroft, which integrates a 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encoding/decoding onto a single chip as well as an I/O hub codenamed Langwell.

Moorestown will offer support for both WiMax and HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) mobile networks, with Ericsson also yesterday announcing its plans to work with the chip company on 3.5G capability for mobile internet devices.

Moorestown is scheduled for release in late 2009 or 2010.

Suzanne Tindal travelled to IDF in Taipei as a guest of Intel.