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View Full Version : Power Saving for Phones - Intel's Way

Jason Dunn
08-06-2003, 10:22 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/32166.html' target='_blank'>http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/32166.html</a><br /><br /></div>"The problem facing Intel's attempt to move into the smartphone market is that Intel is notorious for throwing power at processor chips - electric power, that is - to make them fast. Intel has hit back with an "optimisation kit" for phones and PDAs. The new kits have been under test before launch, says Intel. "Results from software vendors using the kits in early trials have shown performance improvements anywhere from 50 percent for a mobile gaming vendor to 20 times better for a fingerprint recognition application. Meanwhile, other companies including a videoconferencing software maker experienced a 25 percent increase in battery life."<br /><br />Specifically, they aim to help wireless application developers to increase performance and reduce power consumption of software for mobile phones and PDAs using processors based on the Intel XScale technology. XScale is a derivative of the ARM chip, which most phone makers use, but Intel has till now had a small proportion of that market."