Asia Express - Computing
IDF Taipei: Intel Unveils Menlow-based UMPCs, to Debut WiMAX-enabled Platform in 2008
October 19, 2007
In IDF (Intel Developer Forum) Taipei, held on October 15 and 16, Intel introduced six new UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) designed around its Menlow chips. The company plans to unveil the chips developed for UMPCs and MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) around mid-2008 and debut a new microprocessor for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) and other ultra low-cost notebook PCs at the IDF Shanghai in April, 2008.

However, further details about the hardware structure of low-cost PCs will be announced at the next IDF, according to Intel.


Also, Intel is scheduled to launch Santa Rosa Refresh in January 2008 and Montevina platform for notebook PCs in mid-2008, both featuring on the next-generation 45nm high-k mobile processor, codenamed Penryn. Montevina will be the first Centrino platform to be equipped with integrated Wi-Fi/WiMAX chipsets for enhanced wireless broadband access. Furthermore, the Montevina platform will feature RAM (Random Access Memory) support for DDR3-800 as well.