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Low-power Intel UMPC platform announced

IDF: McCaslin-based handhelds use Steeley chip

Intel has launched an updated ultraportable PC platform, also known as McCaslin, designed for ultramobile PCs and other handheld devices.

As revealed last week, McCaslin is based on a low-power processor known by the codename Steeley and a chipset that includes an integrated graphics processor. This package is just the beginning, Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, told attendees at the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) conference in Beijing.

During the first half of 2008, Intel will release a successor to McCaslin, called Menlow, based on a 45nm (nanometer) low-power processor called Silverthorne and a new chipset, called Poulsbo. Unlike the current two-chip chipset used with McCaslin, Poulsbo is a single chip, which reduces power consumption and takes up less space - key considerations for small, portable computers.


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