Intel CPUs power consumption to fall off a cliff
We attended the Intel Developer Forum’s (IDF) second keynote this morning (did you follow the live blog?), and the most important thing that you need to know is that Intel is making “low-power” its priority. Low-power is not a new theme: ever since the Pentium 4 got shelved, power efficiency has become increasingly important. However, the pressure from mobile platforms, the rise of non-Intel tablets and the arrival of Windows […]

Pixel Qi To Come Up With 7-inch Low-power Displays In 2011
Pixel Qi fans should be quite happy to hear that the founder Mary Lou Jepsen has announced that the company is busy working on a 7-inch version of its low-power, dual-mode displays. While the shipping date for these displays is expected to be in the first half of 2011, samples could be available for companies looking to integrate the technology by the end of 2010. Pixel Qi’s existing 10-inch display […]

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0
[CES 2010] Marvell has just launched its Computer 3.0 platform based on the Armada 300 processor. New the system still uses an ultra-low power and thermal envelope, but manages to reach 2Ghz and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in 1.8″ hard drive. The overall package is also much smaller (and sexier) than previous generations. Once again the semi-conductor mantra “smaller, better, cheaper” is beautifully applied by Marvell to these tiny computers. […]

Pixel Qi Working On a Low Power E-ink/LCD Hybrid Color Display
We talked about Pixel Qi a couple of times in the past to mention their work on low-power displays or cheap computers. This time again Pixel Qi wants to shake things up by creating a display that is low-power (like e-ink) but that can reproduce colors and use current manufacturing technology, dominated by LCD. This doesn’t sound like a bad plan: e-Ink is clearly not good enough and customers want […]

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