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Freescale Promises $200 Netbooks With New Chips

Feb 18, 2009, 13:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Priya Ganapati)

"Freescale hopes its new line of chips could make a dent in Intel's market share. Last month, the company introduced the i.MX515 processor that is based on the 1GHz CPU from Intel rival ARM. The chip includes high performance multimedia processing and supports embedded 3G connectivity. "We can combine processor, graphic chips and memory bridge into a single chip, which means netbooks based on the Freescale platform will be just about 15-mm thick," says Burchers.

"On Tuesday Freescale said it has tied up with additional partners to expand operating system options for netbooks based on its processor. Freescale processors will support Android and Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Xandros."

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