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Intel Delivers New Low Power Processors

Intel Delivers New Low Power Processors For Ultra-Portable
Mobile PCs

Systems Available Worldwide from Leading PC Makers

Intel New Zealand today introduced new mobile processors designed specifically for the smallest, lightest mobile PCs, delivering the industry’s lowest power consumption and highest performance for the ultra-portable mobile PC segment. Mobile PCs powered by these new processors offer longer battery life and great performance to run today’s demanding applications.

These new low-power mobile processors are shipping today, with systems available from: Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell Computer Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Gateway, Inc., Hewlett Packard Company, IBM Corporation, NEC, Matsushita-Panasonic, Sharp, Sony Corporation, Sotec and Toshiba Corporation.*

“Every leading PC maker who designs ultra-portable notebooks has embraced Intel low-power processors and is introducing a variety of exciting new systems based on Intel products.” said Don MacDonald, marketing director, Intel Mobile Platforms Group. “Mobile PCs based on Intel low-power processors deliver the best combination of performance, portability and longer battery life, so buying a smaller notebook won’t mean sacrificing performance.”

Today’s announcement includes the Ultra Low Voltage mobile Pentium® III processor at 600 MHz, the world’s lowest power PC processor, and the Low Voltage mobile Pentium III processor at 750 MHz. Both processors feature Intel SpeedStep™ technology, combining the industry’s highest performance and extended battery life. These new processors are optimized for ultra-portable mobile PCs.

Additionally, Intel announced the Ultra Low Voltage mobile Celeron™ processor at 600 MHz, the Low Voltage mobile Celeron processor at 600 MHz and mobile Intel Celeron processor at 800 MHz. These new processors enable PC makers to design every size mobile PC at affordable prices.

Intel Mobile Processor Families
Intel has three different families of Pentium III and Celeron processors that are specially engineered to meet the performance, power, cooling and size requirements for every size mobile PC. For the full-size and thin-and-light segment, the most popular categories for mobile PCs, Intel offers the mobile Pentium III processor at speeds up to 1 GHz. Intel has shipped hundreds of thousands of the mobile 1 GHz processor and every leading PC maker has introduced one or more systems based on this high performance mobile processor. For the mini-notebook segment, Intel delivers a performance boost to the Low Voltage mobile Pentium III processor at 750 MHz, while the Ultra Low Voltage mobile Pentium III processor 600 MHz is optimized for the emerging sub-notebook category.

All mobile Pentium III processors feature the Intel SpeedStep technology, which offers two modes of operation: Maximum Performance Mode for high levels of performance and Battery Optimized Mode to help extend battery life. The Intel SpeedStep technology automatically detects whether AC power is available and scales the clock frequency to deliver the optimum balance between performance and longer battery life. In addition, Intel’s QuickStart technology can power down the processor to less than a tenth of a watt during any application -- even between keystrokes. The processors feature a 100 MHz system bus, 256 Kilobyte full-speed Advanced Transfer Cache, Advanced System Buffering and Streaming SIMD extensions and are based on Intel’s 0.18 micron process technology for low voltage operation.

New Mobile Processors
Processor Frequency Average
Power** Operating
Voltage Pricing
(qty 1,000)
Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel® Pentium® III Processor featuring Intel SpeedStep™ technology 600/300 MHz <0.5 watt in Battery Optimized Mode 0.975 volts
in Battery Optimized Mode $209
Low Voltage Mobile Intel Pentium III Processor featuring Intel SpeedStep technology 750/500 MHz <1watt in
Battery Optimized Mode
1.10 volts in Battery Optimized Mode
$316
Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel Celeron processor 600 MHz <1watt
1.10 volts $144
Low Voltage Mobile Intel Celeron processor 600 MHz <2watts
1.35 volts $134
Intel Mobile Celeron™ Processors 800 MHz <3.0 watts 1.6 volts $170


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