Has 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