Intel to shed XScale chipsBy Chris Williams. Published: 5th May 2006, 15:42:48 | Permalink | Printable
Rids itself of non-mobile families, it's claimedChip giant Intel is expected to axe families of its XScale processor in a cost cutting move, a report has claimed. Speaking recently to financial types, Intel said it will be considering making cuts in 'marginal businesses', particularly units manufacturing underperforming parts. Sources told The Inquirer this will mean chips not aimed at mobile phones will be the first to face the chop - which will include the IOP family used by the Castle Iyonix.
The RISC OS 5 computer uses the IOP 321, a 600MHz XScale processor aimed at products that manage large arrays of hard discs. If Intel buries the IOP family, the 800MHz IOP333 device is likely to be the last processor in the range.
INQ journalist Charlie Demerjian said: "Word from little birds in the field tell me Intel weren't kidding, with the axe falling first in the XScale group. It looks like that underperforming parts of that part are going away."
Intel previous stated it wanted to make its mainstream x86 processor family more energy efficient.
Intel XScale IOP family
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