OULU, Finland Aug 24 The power usage of Intel's
(INTC.O) next generation wireless chip will equal processors
based on designs by rival ARM ARM.L, and the U.S. firm expects
to pull away after that, its technology chief said on Tuesday.
"With (our) Moorestown processor we equal them on standby
power, in the next generation Medfield we will equal them on
active power," Justin Rattner, Intel's Chief Technology Officer,
told Reuters in an interview.
"I expect us to just pull away after that because we have a
fundamental technology advantage, which they don't have," he
said in an interview on the sidelines of a news conference
opening Intel's joint research centre with Nokia NOK1V.HE in
Analysts have previously said Intel's chip-and-chipset
platforms will be too power-hungry for portable consumer
electronics and cellphones, when compared with rival platforms
based on ARM architecture.
Battery life -- hurt most by large screens and powerful
processors -- is one of the most crucial metrics in the phone
(Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Louise Heavens)