Marvell buys Intel’s declining mobile chip unit

Intel_logoHas the Intel XScale processor seen better days in the past? Intel must think so as they sold their communications and application processor division to Marvell for $600 million. It’s no secret that while Intel pushed heavy into mobile chip processors in the last 10 years, they’re facing stiff competition with AMD who might be grabbing a part of the UMPC chip market. Add the fact that consumers want faster, cheaper and more powerful full-fledged Intel CPUs and you’ve got a recipe for a sale.

Some of the better known chips that will now come from Marvell include:

  • PXA9xx used in Blackberry devices
  • PXA27x used in Windows Mobile devices

(via the::unwired)


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