According to Intel, Apple has apparently committed to using the company’s 45nm Silverthornechip in multiple products slated for 2008. The chip offers the processing power of second-generation Pentium M processors, with the power consumption of a cellphone chip. Of course, it’s not just the processor. Apple is expected to emerge as a major supporter of Intel’s whole “Menlow” Mobile Internet Device platform, which packages processor, graphics and connectivity into a small enough bundle to give iPhone-powering Samsung a run for its money in ultra mobile products — and Intel has made it clear that it has its sights set on that very member of Apple’s lineup wit.
Apple and Intel partner with new Silverthorne chip
No real surprises here, though the news coming from Intel directly is uplifting for upcoming mobile technologies. If only there was more news besides partnering with Apple…