Moto Upgrades PowerPC Processors

Motorola's newest 1.3GHz PowerPC processors achieve the highest EEMBC benchmark scores to date in five application areas

February 10, 2003

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Continuing to drive processor performance and clock speeds within a manageable power envelope, Motorola, Inc. has introduced the newest and fastest members of its G4 family of PowerPC processors, the MPC7457 and MPC7447. Manufactured using Motorola's silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process technology, these new processors can perform at 1 GHz while consuming less than 10 Watts, making them an optimal high-performance choice for power dissipation-sensitive applications, such as network control plane processing. Running at up to 1.3 GHz, the new devices are the highest performing G4 host processors available for networking and communications applications. "With the introduction of the MPC7457 processor, Motorola continues to deliver unprecedented levels of performance without breaking the power dissipation window that's critical to today's networking, telecom, and embedded system applications," said Eric Mantion, senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR. "By shipping a processor running at 1 GHz with less than 10 Watts, Motorola is providing a family of processors that will fit equally well in the nascent market of blade servers and the mature control plane board market - where the PowerPC instruction set architecture already dominates. This will give Motorola's new products both a stable market to depend on and a rapidly ascending market with which to grow - especially given both the security concerns and entertainment desires that will be prevalent for the next several years." The MPC7457 and MPC7447 provide industry-leading 32-bit RISC performance in concert with highly efficient power consumption across virtually all clock speeds. These newest PowerPC processors offer OEMs a best-in-class solution for a wide range of host processing applications, including high-performance network infrastructure, telecommunications switching equipment, and state-of-the art medical and industrial imaging systems. "Motorola is clearly taking its G4 family of PowerPC processors to the next level of speed and performance with the introduction of the 1.3 GHz MPC7447 processor," said Felix Diaz, vice president and general manager of the Telecom Products Group, Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH). "We look forward to the MPC7447 processor to boost system-level performance in next-generation telecom and enterprise solutions. These new G4 processors also provide the low power dissipation that is required for many embedded designs." Motorola Inc.

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