Intel Revelead Launch date of Moorestown - 2010
Intel has revealed some more detail about the future launch of its Moorestown chip, which has an estimated launch date of 2010. Intel had previously said Moorestown may launch in late 2009 or early 2010. But according to the new information released by the company put the date firmly at 2010.
On Wednesday, Intel's head of Ultra Mobility, Anand Chandrasekher showed off a device with Moorestown using 10 times less power when idling than a similar device running a current Atom chip.
The Moorestown device will be launched together with newer version of Moblin, this is a Linux-based OS that Intel have created for small devices. Moorestown is an energy efficient set of chips Intel is aiming at small computers that can fit in your pocket that Intel calls mobile Internet devices (MID). The chip family will be based on the company's Lincroft system-on-chip (SoC) that includes an Atom microprocessor core and a memory controller hub. The accompanying chipset is code named Langwell.
The new version of Moblin software will be optimized for a PC-like experience on the internet and cellular voice capabilities. And Moorestown will be the first family of chips that Intel puts 3G cellular capabilities into, so people can make phone call on small deices made using the chips. Also the company will offer optional support for both WiMax and HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) cellular networks.