Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
DrChip
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
DrChip   5/10/2010 3:43:13 PM
NO RATINGS
The old Wintel monopoly drove the last 2 decades of computers. In a similar way, software aps will dictate who will win the consumer handheld battles. Apple is having great success here although it sounds like others are catching on. In the near term, power deltas between the hardware make them somewhat indistinguishable. In the long term, the active power component of the CPU will drive down battery life as users increase their demands on performance*time. This will make x86 less competitive as it cannot compete with risc perf/watt. Intel needs to gain market share before this becomes obvious to consumers or they will never be a major player.

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
re: Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
rick merritt   5/6/2010 7:11:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I'd love to see any comparisons of how Moorestown compares with other smartphone SOCs.

Johnxhf
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
Johnxhf   5/6/2010 12:33:02 AM
NO RATINGS
It is rational and predictable of Intel's comeback. Many people may put down to the high consumption for change-hands of Xscale. But if we reverse to several years ago, the smartphone was totally different as of today. The market for mutimedia and smart was not muture enough and the demand was flagging. Even there was no mobilephone company that can put the strong capability of computing into application. Xscale was ultimately abandoned by Intel as a "premature child". Nowaday smartphone is actually a computer that happens to make a phone call.

markhahn0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
markhahn0   5/5/2010 9:27:41 PM
NO RATINGS
it's all about power. ARM has a lot of mindshare because it has a great history of power-efficiency, so the real question is how well Atom compares.

rick merritt
User Rank
Blogger
re: Intel targets smartphones with new Atom chips
rick merritt   5/5/2010 8:15:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Is the 45nm Atom ready for smartphones? What do you think?



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
Post a comment
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
2 comments
I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
28 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
127 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)