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Top PDA Makers Select Intel® Strongarm* Processor

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TOP PDA MAKERS SELECT INTEL® STRONGARM* PROCESSOR
TO POWER NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCTS

Six Companies Add to Growing List of Intel StrongARM Design Wins

AUCKLAND, October 5, 2001 - Intel today announced that six top makers of personal digital assistants (PDA) have selected the Intel® StrongARM* SA-1110 processor to power their next generation of communications products. The Intel processor technology allows handheld communications devices to work efficiently and effectively while running a variety of business, multimedia and Internet applications.

Compaq Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company and Symbol Technologies are continuing their existing relationship with Intel by again selecting Intel StrongARM processors to power their new line of products. Casio Inc., NEC Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation have selected Intel’s StrongARM technology for the first time for use in their new devices in order to take advantage of the high performance and low power benefits of Intel StrongARM processors.

“The success of Intel StrongARM in the growing handheld market segment has been tremendous,” said Peter Green, general manager of Intel’s Handheld Computing Division. “It is very gratifying to see new players choosing Intel, long-standing vendors switching to Intel and current customers extending their relationship with Intel. We are also seeing this success extend into platforms such as 2.5G and 3G phones, where leading power and performance capabilities are key.”

All of the products introduced by the six companies today are based on Microsoft’s* Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 software, running on the 206 MHz Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor. According to industry analyst firm IDC, the Intel StrongARM processor is the leading processor for Microsoft Pocket PC-based PDAs worldwide.

“One of Microsoft’s goals with Pocket PC 2002 is to provide users with a compelling experience that allows them to get the most from their work and play,” said Rogers Weed, general manager for the Mobility Division at Microsoft. “Intel has joined us on the path toward realising this goal with its Intel StrongARM processors that will benefit users by providing leading edge performance for applications and significant power savings to extend battery life.”

The six PDA vendors have also announced their products will use Intel StrataFlash® memory to store both application and operating system code in their new designs. Intel StrataFlash memory offers a cost-effective, single-chip solution using an innovative multilevel cell technology that makes it ideal for Internet phones and PDAs where high density and low cost per bit are important.

The combination of Intel StrongARM processors and the innovative Intel StrataFlash memory enables PDA users to take advantage of the full benefits of the Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002 software and other multimedia applications. The Intel SA-1110 processor typically dissipates less than one-half watt, greatly extending battery life for handheld devices while providing powerful performance. The balance of power and performance is available for image viewing, video and audio record and playback, speech and handwriting recognition, and for business applications such as personal information management, word processing and spreadsheets.

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About Intel
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.co.nz

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Intel, Intel Persistent Storage Manager and Intel StrataFlash are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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