|05-01-2009, 09:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 19 2008
[Techpowerup.com] Freescale Enters the Low-Cost Netbook Processor Business with i.MX515 ARM Processor
Even though almost all of the netbooks as we call them today are using Intel Atom processors as their main processor and if not they use VIA CPUs, Freescale, a third company, is moving in on this fastest-growing segment of the PC market. The company said on Monday it is planning on introducing a new chip for netbooks that are priced below $200. Freescale's i.MX515 processor will run on super low-cost netbooks only, that are created mainly to perform basic tasks such as accessing the Internet and running office applications, with no gaming or performance CAD involved. Moreover, the i.MX515 won't support any Microsoft Windows OS at all, which leaves the door open only for Linux. The main strenght of i.MX515 based on the Cortex-A8 core from ARM is its low power usage, which suggests extra long battery life of the machines equipped with this CPU. According to the company, the chip would allow a netbook with an 8.9-inch display to receive eight hours of battery life. Again, expect more information at CES 2009. There Freescale will showcase a working i.MX515-based netbook prototype made by Pegatron (ASUS spin-off company).
|arm, business, enters, freescale, imx515, lowcost, netbook, processor, techpowerupcom|
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Similar Threads for: [Techpowerup.com] Freescale Enters the Low-Cost Netbook Processor Business with i.MX515 ARM Processor|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|[Techpowerup.com] Acer Designs Aspire One Netbook With Low-Wattage AMD Processor||News||Reviews & News Online||0||20-04-2010 07:40 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) Lenovo Debuts First Netbook with NVIDIA ION Graphics Processor||News||Reviews & News Online||0||26-05-2009 12:01 PM|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) ARM Launches its Smallest, Lowest Power, Most Energy Efficient Cortex-M0 Processor||News||Reviews & News Online||0||23-02-2009 11:50 PM|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) Freescale Expands its Netbook Appearance||News||Reviews & News Online||0||18-02-2009 12:11 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] ARM Plans to Join Intel and VIA in the Netbook Market from Next Year||News||Reviews & News Online||0||14-11-2008 06:30 PM|
All times are GMT +11. The time now is 03:20 PM.