Intel aims chips at embedded market
With the future of its desktop processors heading toward 64-bit instructions, what's Intel to do with its 32-bit line?
The chipmaker is serving up a branch of its Pentium M and Celeron M families for embedded applications like communications equipment, industrial box and panel PCs, as well as in-car "infotainment." Intel said it is still committed to its XScale architecture for smaller form factors, but is looking at positioning its desktop favorites at an embedded market that makes up about 60 percent of the current $214 billion semiconductor industry.
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