"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."