16 January 2012

Intel Medfield chips ‘roughly good enough for mobile phones’ says ARM ceo

ARM ceo, Warren East has described Intel's new Medfield chip, the company's attempt to enter the smartphone and tablet markets, as 'roughly good enough' for the job.

According to Reuters, East told reporters that he regarded Intel as a serious competitor, but when asked whether he thought the company could ever be a leader in power efficiency, he responded: "No. Of course not. But they have a lot more to offer."

Last week at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Intel president and ceo Paul Otellini, demonstrated the K800, a new smartphone from Chinese pc manufacturer, Lenovo. The smartphone uses the Medfield generation of Intel's low power Atom processors, previously used in netbook computers. East commented: "They have taken some designs that were never meant for mobile phones and they've literally wrenched those designs and put them into a power performance space which is roughly good enough for mobile phones."

Intel president and ceo, Paul Otellini, believes the collaboration with Lenovo and Motorola Mobility will help accelerate the company's architecture into new mobile market segments. "When great silicon and software technology meets great mobile and design innovation, amazing things can happen," he said. "We expect the combination of our companies to break new ground and bring the very best of computing capabilities to smartphones and tablets, which in turn will help to create powerful new experiences that connect and enrich people's lives wherever they may be."

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Chris Shaw

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Intel Corporation

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