Intel Intros GSM/GPRS Chip

Intel announces industry's first single-chip cellular processor, combining computing, memory, and communications functions

February 13, 2003

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corporation today announced a new cellular processor that uses advanced "wireless-Internet-on-a-chip" technology.The highly integrated microchip is the first to combine the key components of today's cellular phones and handheld computers onto a single piece of silicon - promising to bring advanced functionality, longer battery life and more innovative phone designs to mainstream phones.Called the Intel® PXA800F cellular processor, it is a key component of the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel® PCA), Intel's development blueprint for designing wireless handheld communication devices that combine voice communications and Internet access capabilities.In creating unique "wireless-Internet-on-a-chip" technology, Intel engineers overcame significant technical hurdles associated with combining the different design and manufacturing technologies for processing, flash memory and communications functions. The Intel PXA800F cellular processor is built using a single process to place all key components onto one chip using the industry's leading .13-micron silicon manufacturing technology."Intel's ability to provide communications, computing and memory functions in a single chip is unmatched in the industry and promises to deliver outstanding performance, greater versatility and a richer experience to cell phone users worldwide," said Hans Geyer, Intel vice president and general manager of its PCA Components Group. "As the industry transitions from voice-only phones to advanced devices that combine voice and data, the ability to effectively and efficiently combine advanced processing, memory and communications technologies will be required to drive the next-generation of cell phones."Intel Corp.

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