Intel is customising its new chip platform, ‘Moorestown’, for use on mobile phones as it looks to take
a slice of the handset chip market.
The company is now keen to join forces with the
world’s number one manufacturer, Nokia, on a Linux-based operating system.
Intel’s platforms had previously been too power-hungry
for handsets, when compared with rival company ARM’s system.
The mobile platform, code-named ‘Moorestown’,
is due out in 2010. Another mobile-based platform, codenamed ‘Medfield’, is due
out in 2011.
In June, Intel unveiled a technology partnership with
Nokia on mobile devices that would give it the chance to take on chip
manufacturers such as Qualcomm.
Intel is expected to introduce new features for its
Moblin operating system at its Developer’s Forum next week. It is thought that
it may announce plans to merge its Linux-based operating system with Nokia’s,
allowing the two companies to compete with Android.